Edna Virginia CHITTENDEN

Female29 August 1856–22 December 1944

Brief Life History of Edna Virginia

When Edna Virginia CHITTENDEN was born on 29 August 1856, in Perry, Wyoming, New York, United States, her father, Leverette Safford Chittenden, was 28 and her mother, Almira Melvina HOWE, was 22. She married Clark Wilder Hawley on 2 May 1885, in Huron, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Lyons, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and La Grange, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 22 December 1944, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois, United States.

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Clark Wilder Hawley
Edna Virginia CHITTENDEN
Marriage: 2 May 1885
Ralph S Hawley
Clark Webster Hawley Jr

Sources (14)

  • Edna V Hawley in household of Clark W Hawley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna Virginia Chrittenden, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Edna V. Hawley, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1885Huron, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1858 · A House Divided

    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 25

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): habitational name from a place in Kent named Chittenden, probably from an Old English personal name Citta (perhaps a byname derived from cīth ‘shoot, sprout’) + -ing- denoting association + Old English denn ‘swine pasture’.

    History: William Chittenden came from Cranbrook, Kent, England, and settled in Guilford, CT, in 1639. His fourth-generation descendant Thomas Chittenden, born in East Guilford, CT, in 1730, received a grant of land in 1774 in VT, where he was governor, as was his son Martin. Thomas's other sons each sat in the VT assembly and held various public offices.

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

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