Edith May Arne

9 April 1873–9 June 1940 (Age 67)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Edith May

When Edith May Arne was born on 9 April 1873, in Iowa, United States, her father, Cpl. William Hamilton Arne, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Jeanette Criswell, was 24. She married Frank Boughton Phillips on 10 December 1890, in Alpena, Jerauld, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Ripley Township, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1910. She died on 9 June 1940, in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Fir Grove Cemetery, Fir Grove, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Boughton Phillips
Edith May Arne
Marriage: 10 December 1890
Zura Fern Phillips
Allie Fawn Phillips
Flora Sylvia Phillips
Verna L Phillips
Frank Rodney Phillips

Spouse and Children

    Frank Boughton Phillips



10 December 1890
Alpena, Jerauld, South Dakota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Cpl. William Hamilton Arne


    Margaret Jeanette Criswell




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 12

Historical Boundaries - 1885: Lane, Oregon, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Swedish: from the medieval personal name Arne, a short form of Arnold or, in Scandinavia, any of the many other Norse names of which arn ‘eagle’ is the first element, for example Arnbjörn, Arnfinn, and Arnsten.2 Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway, so named from a fjord name meaning ‘the streaming’, ‘the fjord with the waves’.3 English: habitational name from Arne, a place in Dorset, which is most probably named with Old English ærn ‘building’, ‘house’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Arns in household of William Arns, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edith M Phillips in household of Frank B Phillips, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith M Phillips in household of Frank B Phillips, "United States Census, 1910"

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