Geneva L. Poston

1916–1917 (Age 1)
Wabash, Indiana, United States

The Life of Geneva L.

When Geneva L. Poston was born in 1916, in Wabash, Indiana, United States, her father, Ross Wilber Poston, was 43 and her mother, Ada Mae Martin, was 40. She died in 1917, in her hometown, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

Ross Wilber Poston
1873–1940
Ada Mae Martin
1876–1964
Grace Poston
1897–1950
Elizabeth Daisy Poston
1899–1958
Goldie Mae Poston
1904–1960
Helen Bernadine Poston
1905–1991
Geneva L. Poston
1916–1917

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World Events (3)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 0

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a postern gate, from Old French posterne; in some cases it would have been a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper. 2. habitational name from Poston in Herefordshire or Poston in Shropshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Possa + þorn ‘thorn tree’.

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

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  • Geneva Poston, "Find A Grave Index"

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