Lyla Edmunds

1865–1965 (Age 100)
Jasper, Merrickville-Wolford, Leeds and Grenville, Canada West, British Colonial America

The Life of Lyla

When Lyla Edmunds was born on 30 May 1865, in Jasper, Merrickville-Wolford, Leeds and Grenville, Canada West, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Edmunds, was 28 and her mother, Martha Hinton, was 27. She lived in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 22 August 1965, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Edmunds
Martha Hinton
Caroline M Edmunds
Lyla Edmunds
Wesley Aiken Edmunds

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1836–1881Male

  • Martha Hinton




  • Caroline M Edmunds


  • Female1865–1965Female

  • Wesley Aiken Edmunds


World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 2

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 31

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

English (also common in South Wales): patronymic from the personal name Edmund ( see Edmond ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Elza Jane Edumds in household of Joseph Edumds, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Elizia Edmons in household of Joseph Edmons, "Canada Census, 1871"

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