Verna B. Gould

12 February 1893–15 February 1977 (Age 84)
Jackson, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of Verna B.

When Verna B. Gould was born on 12 February 1893, in Jackson, Waldo, Maine, United States, her father, George W Gould, was 24 and her mother, Alice May Tasker, was 30. She married Winfred H. Edminster on 25 August 1917, in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Stoneham, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1920 and Norway, Norway, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1940. She died on 15 February 1977, in Norway, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 84.

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Winfred H. Edminster
Verna B. Gould
Marriage: 25 August 1917
Winona Gould Edminster

Spouse and Children

25 August 1917
Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    Winona Gould Edminster


Parents and Siblings

    George W Gould


    Alice May Tasker




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 5

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Gold .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vernie B Gould in household of George W Gould, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vernie B Gould in household of George W Gould, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vernie B Edminster in household of George W Gould, "United States Census, 1940"

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