Selma Greiner

16 May 1893–May 1985 (Age 91)
Theresa, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Selma

When Selma Greiner was born on 16 May 1893, in Theresa, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Frederich Greiner, was 43 and her mother, Rose Hebbring, was 37. She married Edward S. Edmund on 15 January 1934. She died in May 1985, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Selma Greiner
Edward S. Edmund

Spouse and Children



    Edward S. Edmund


Parents and Siblings

    Frederich Greiner


    Rose Hebbring




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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.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 14

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

South German:1. nickname for a cantankerous or quarrelsome person, from Middle High German grīner ‘squabbler’, ‘quarreler’, an agent derivative of grīn ‘loud cry’, ‘shout’. 2. habitational name for someone from a place called Grein ( see Grein 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Selma Edmund in household of Edward Edmund, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Selma Greener in household of Fred Greener, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Selma Greiner in household of Fred Greiner, "United States Census, 1910"

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