Walter Earl Edie

11 April 1897–19 August 1974 (Age 77)
Hastings, Mills, Iowa, United States

The Life of Walter Earl

When Walter Earl Edie was born on 11 April 1897, in Hastings, Mills, Iowa, United States, his father, Stephen Eylor Edie, was 45 and his mother, Melissa Melvina Biggs, was 30. He lived in Emerson, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Indian Creek Township, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 19 August 1974, in Richardson Township, Butler, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in White Cloud, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.

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Stephen Eylor Edie
Melissa Melvina Biggs
Edna Nora Edie
Albert Gallatin Edie
Sarah Frances Edie
Emma Mae Edie
Archer Eugene Edie
Ethel Henrietta Edie
Walter Earl Edie
Ina Iona Edie
Ila Blanche Edie

Parents and Siblings


    Melissa Melvina Biggs




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: probably from a pet form of Eade or a variant of Eddy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl Edie, "Iowa, State Census, 1915"
  • Earl Edie in household of Archer Edie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Edie in household of Steven E Edie, "United States Census, 1920"

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