Margaret Elizabeth Edmiston

26 April 1920–14 June 2002 (Age 82)
Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Edmiston was born on 26 April 1920, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, her father, Charles Richard Edmiston, was 39 and her mother, Bessie Virginia Morton, was 30. She lived in Tipton, Tennessee, United States in 1930. She died on 14 June 2002, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Guy Lafayette Ward
Margaret Elizabeth Edmiston

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    Franklin Louis Edmiston


    Virgil Lee Edmiston



    Alfred Leon Edmiston


    Avris Eugene Edmiston


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 11

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Edmonstone, near Edinburgh, 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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Sources (3)

  • Margaret E Edmiston in household of C R Edmiston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret E Edmiston, "Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939"
  • Margaret Elizabeth Edmiston Ward, "Find A Grave Index"

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