Edward Searfoss

29 December 1873–8 October 1953 (Age 79)
Dorrance Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Searfoss was born on 29 December 1873, in Dorrance Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jonas Griffith Zerfass, was 38 and his mother, Mahala Stair, was 25. He married Dora Elizabeth Ruckle on 19 November 1895, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Conyngham, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 8 October 1953, in Conyngham Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Slocum Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Edward Searfoss
Dora Elizabeth Ruckle
Marriage: 19 November 1895

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19 November 1895
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

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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.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 4

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
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

Origin unidentified.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edward Searfoss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward Searfoss, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Searfoss, "United States Census, 1940"

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