Edward Close

about 1896–20 October 1964 (Age 68)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edward

Edward Close was born about 1896, in Pennsylvania, United States. He married Gertrude Preston in 1919, in Pilot Mound, Manitoba, Canada. He lived in San Francisco, California, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 20 October 1964, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Edward Close
1896–1964
Gertrude Preston
1898–1974
Marriage: 1919

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1919
Pilot Mound, Manitoba, Canada

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 0

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

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. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as a courtyard set back from the main street or a farmyard, from Middle English clos(e) (Old French clos, from Late Latin clausum, past participle of claudere ‘to close’).2 English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’, applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.3 Dutch: variant of Claeys .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Close, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward W Close, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Wesley Close, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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