Edith Mildred Queen

10 August 1895–July 1986 (Age 90)
Sistersville, Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Edith Mildred

When Edith Mildred Queen was born on 10 August 1895, in Sistersville, Tyler, West Virginia, United States, her father, Isaac Kore Queen, was 28 and her mother, Anna Blanch Wharton, was 21. She married Walter Nixon Thompson in 1917, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States for about 5 years and Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1940. In 1917, at the age of 22, her occupation is listed as bookkeeper in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. She died in July 1986, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Nixon Thompson
Edith Mildred Queen
Marriage: 1917
Margaret Queen Thompson
Emma Ann Thompson

Spouse and Children

Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Margaret Queen Thompson


    Emma Ann Thompson


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Kore Queen


    Anna Blanch Wharton




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: reduced form of McQueen .2 English: from a Middle English female personal name, Quena, from Old English cwene ‘queen’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith M Dunn in household of Kore Dunn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edith Thompson in household of Walter Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Q Thompson in household of Walter N Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"

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