Edith May Thornborrow

8 April 1886–30 November 1903 (Age 17)
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Edith May

When Edith May Thornborrow was born on 8 April 1886, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, her father, Thomas William Thornborough, was 23 and her mother, Mary Ellen Grindal, was 20. She died on 30 November 1903, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 17.

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Thomas William Thornborough
Mary Ellen Grindal
Edith May Thornborrow
John William Thornborough
Claude Wilfred Thornborough

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 6

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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Sources (3)

  • Edith M. Thornborough, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"
  • Edith May Thornborrow, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Edith May Thornborrow, "Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

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