James Alexander Edmiston

Brief Life History of James Alexander

When James Alexander Edmiston was born on 2 November 1864, in Spangler, Northern Cambria, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Miles Edmiston, was 39 and his mother, Mary Adeline Strop, was 34. He married Huldah Damron on 30 June 1887, in Wayne, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Mingo, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Lucasville, Scioto, Ohio, United States in 1944. He died on 17 February 1944, in Jefferson Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Dunlow, Wayne, West Virginia, United States.

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James Alexander Edmiston
Huldah Damron
Marriage: 30 June 1887
Wayne Edmiston Sr.
Alley Edmiston
Mary Elizabeth Edmiston
Mary L. Edmiston
Effie Mae Edmiston

Sources (14)

  • Alex Edmiston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alexander Edmondson, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • James A Edmondson, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): habitational name from Edmonstone (Midlothian) or Edmonston (Lanarkshire). The former is so named from the Old English personal name Ēadmund (see Edmond ) + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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