Edith Louesa Henson

August 1869–10 August 1954 (Age 85)
Otter Creek Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States

The Life of Edith Louesa

When Edith Louesa Henson was born in August 1869, in Otter Creek Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States, her father, Joel Henson, was 32 and her mother, Lucy M. Sandidge, was 25. She married George Alburtus Kirchner on 16 September 1891, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Alton Township, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 10 August 1954, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Alton Township, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Alburtus Kirchner
Edith Louesa Henson
Marriage: 16 September 1891
George Lavern Kirchner

Spouse and Children

16 September 1891
Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Lewis or Louis Thomas Henson


    Clara Louisa Henson



World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 6

In 1875 the voters of the county of Madison adopted the township system of county government.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the personal name Henn(e), a short form of Henry 1, Hayne ( see Hain 2), or Hendy .2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh ( see Hampson 2).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Louisa E Hinson in household of Joel Hinson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louesa Henson in household of Jack Henson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edith Kirchner in household of Bert Kirchner, "United States Census, 1940"

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