Edith Eleanor Dunwoody

January 1894–6 September 1924 (Age 30)
Dodge, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Edith Eleanor

When Edith Eleanor Dunwoody was born in January 1894, in Dodge, Nebraska, United States, her father, Seth Dunwoody, was 34 and her mother, Alice Fedila Beebe, was 31. She married Melvin Gay 'Mell' Seely on 28 February 1910, in Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Alberta, Canada in 1916. She died on 6 September 1924, in Big Prairie Settlement, Big Lakes, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Gay 'Mell' Seely
Edith Eleanor Dunwoody
Marriage: 28 February 1910
Alice Elizabeth Seely
Darrel Mell Seely
Ray Glen Seely
Daisy Frances Seely

Spouse and Children

28 February 1910
Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada


Parents and Siblings


    Alice Fedila Beebe




    Leroy Dow Dunwoody


    Daisy Frances Dunwoody


    Stella Ida Dunwoody




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 9

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Dinwiddie .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Dunwoody in household of Seth Dunwoody, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edith Seely in household of Mell Seely, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Edith Seely in household of Mell Seely, "Canada Census, 1911"

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