Ada Louise Barnhurst

Female24 September 1882–24 September 1965

Brief Life History of Ada Louise

When Ada Louise Barnhurst was born on 24 September 1882, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles F. Barnhurst, was 24 and her mother, Kathryn M. Martin, was 23. She lived in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935. In 1940, at the age of 57, her occupation is listed as research worker in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 24 September 1965, in Mount Holly, Lumberton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles F. Barnhurst
Kathryn M. Martin
Charles F. Barnhurst Jr.
Ada Louise Barnhurst
Thomas Charles Barnhurst
Lillian E. Barnhurst
Harry William Barnhurst
Arthur Edward Barnhurst

Sources (12)

  • Ada L Barnhurst in household of K M Barnhurst, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ada Louise Barnhurst, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Ada L. Barnhurst, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


Age 12

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 23

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Barnhurst in Tettenhall (Staffordshire). Recorded as Barndehurst in 1317, the place is named with Middle English barnde, barnt ‘burnt’ + hurst ‘wooded hill’.

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

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