Edith Lenora French

19 November 1894–9 October 1949 (Age 54)
Hebron, Thayer, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Edith Lenora

When Edith Lenora French was born on 19 November 1894, in Hebron, Thayer, Nebraska, United States, her father, Samuel Daniel French, was 27 and her mother, Bertha Nordyke, was 21. She married Floyd Claudus Kline on 30 November 1912, in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cherokee, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Crestline, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 9 October 1949, in Yolo, California, United States, at the age of 54.

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Floyd Claudus Kline
Edith Lenora French
Marriage: 30 November 1912
Lena Gertrude Kline
Leonord Dale Kline
Melvin Floyd Kline
Marion Kenneth Kline
Syble Lorene Kline
Cecil Dean Kline
Edith Margerty Kline
Dorothy Jo Kline
Richard William Kline

Spouse and Children

30 November 1912
Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States


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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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 15

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith L Kline in household of Floyd Kline, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Edith Kline in household of Floyd Kline, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Kline in household of Floyd Kline, "United States Census, 1930"

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