Edna Mae Yossie

12 September 1904–11 September 2002 (Age 98)
Erie, New York, United States

The Life of Edna Mae

When Edna Mae Yossie was born on 12 September 1904, in Erie, New York, United States, her father, John Martin Yossie, was 32 and her mother, Mary Edith Howe, was 25. She married Charles Kenneth Taber on 31 March 1934, in East Aurora, Aurora, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in East Aurora, Aurora, Erie, New York, United States in 1920 and Aurora, Erie, New York, United States in 1925. She died on 11 September 2002, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

Charles Kenneth Taber
Edna Mae Yossie
Marriage: 31 March 1934
Nancy Ann Taber

Spouse and Children

31 March 1934
East Aurora, Aurora, Erie, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 13

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 27

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Of French origin: possibly a variant of Bossu, a nickname for a hunchback ( see Bosse 1).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Edna May Jessie in household of John M Jessie, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Edora ?Ossie in household of John M ?Ossie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Y Taber in household of Charles Kenneth Taber, "United States Census, 1940"

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