Edna May Foreman

3 December 1881–12 September 1974 (Age 92)
Riley, Clinton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edna May

When Edna May Foreman was born on 3 December 1881, in Riley, Clinton, Michigan, United States, her father, William Rhodes Forman, was 50 and her mother, Mary Philpot, was 25. She married Charles Leonard Wight on 14 May 1900, in Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Allen Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Cambria Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 12 September 1974, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Allen, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Leonard Wight
Edna May Foreman
Marriage: 14 May 1900
Lillian Elizabeth Wight
Ira William Wight
Elim Leonard Wight

Spouse and Children

14 May 1900
Hudson, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


    Lillian Elizabeth Wight


    Ira William Wight



Parents and Siblings

    William Rhodes Forman





    Ida B. Forman



World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 6

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Forman 1 and 2.2 Respelling of North German Formann, a variant of Fuhrmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Wight in household of William Foreman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edna Wight in household of Charles Wight, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna M Wight in household of Charles Wight, "United States Census, 1930"

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