Edith Elisabeth Wightman

16 July 1873–21 January 1943 (Age 69)
Monroe Center, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edith Elisabeth

When Edith Elisabeth Wightman was born on 16 July 1873, in Monroe Center, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, her father, Willis Wightman, was 23 and her mother, Elisabeth Schell, was 23. She married Lincoln Randall Jewell on 29 December 1895. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hanover Township, Wexford, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Springville Township, Wexford, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 21 January 1943, in Mesick, Wexford, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mesick, Wexford, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lincoln Randall Jewell
Edith Elisabeth Wightman
Marriage: 29 December 1895
Fred Vincent Jewell
Doris Elizabeth Jewell

Spouse and Children

29 December 1895


Parents and Siblings

    Willis Wightman


    Elisabeth Schell





    Fred Willis Wightman


    Frank E. Wightman


    Allan Morgan Wightman


    Bertha Delilah Kate Wightman


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 6

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English:1. from an unattested Old English personal name Wihtmann meaning ‘elf man’. 2. variant of Wight , with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith L Wrightman in household of Willis Wrightman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edith Jewell in household of Lincoln Jewell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith Jewell in household of Lincoln Jewell, "United States Census, 1940"

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