Edna Lilian Welch

17 April 1883–28 February 1976 (Age 92)
Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Edna Lilian

When Edna Lilian Welch was born on 17 April 1883, in Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, United States, her father, Harris Benjamin Welch, was 30 and her mother, Ada Caroline Peck, was 28. She married Truman Curtis Armstrong on 15 March 1922, in La Crescenta, Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 28 February 1976, in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Paso Robles District Cemetery, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Truman Curtis Armstrong
Edna Lilian Welch
Marriage: 15 March 1922

Spouse and Children

15 March 1922
La Crescenta, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Harris Benjamin Welch


    Ada Caroline Peck




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 25

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone of Welsh origin. This is the usual form of the surname in England; the usual form in Ireland is Walsh and in Scotland Welsh .2 German: variant of Welk .3 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Welsch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna L W Armstrong in household of Truman C Armstrong, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edna L Armstrong in household of Truman Armstrong, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna in entry for Truman Curtis Armstrong, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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