Edith May Van Note

23 October 1879–16 October 1925 (Age 45)
Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Edith May

When Edith May Van Note was born on 23 October 1879, in Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, Charles Van Note, was 44 and her mother, Gertrude Ann Bastedo, was 38. She married Joseph French Johnson about 1903, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 16 October 1925, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Kingston, Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph French Johnson
Edith May Van Note
Marriage: about 1903
Harold Vance Johnson
Gertrude Ann Johnson
May Johnson
Evelin Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1903New Jersey, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    John Philip Holland was an inventor famous for designing the world's first submarines. After previous designs were rejected, Holland eventually received funding from the Fenians for a short time. In 1881, the Fenian Ram was launched into the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, marking the first successful submarine launch in the world.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    Age 15
    Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • E. Johnson in entry for Johnson, "New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, Geographic Birth Index, 1901-1929"
    • Edith Vannotee in household of Charles Vannotee, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Eleta Cannote in entry for Evelin Johnson, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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