Edith M Spooner

Brief Life History of Edith M

When Edith M Spooner was born on 20 March 1877, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles Franklin Spooner, was 46 and her mother, Lucy Ann Spooner, was 31. She married David C Fraser about 1898, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Norwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. She died on 12 September 1957, at the age of 80.

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David C Fraser
Edith M Spooner
Marriage: about 1898
Hazell Spooner Fraser
Gladis Cadwell Frazer
Neal Hamilton Fraser

Sources (14)

  • Edith Fraser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith M. Spooner, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Edith Spooner, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English sponer, of uncertain meaning. It appears to be a derivative of Middle English spon ‘chip of wood, shingle, spoon’, and could denote either someone who made or fitted wooden roofing shingles or who made and sold spoons as eating implements, typically of wood or horn.

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

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