Edith Stone

Female16 February 1891–June 1987

Brief Life History of Edith

When Edith Stone was born on 16 February 1891, in Ohio, United States, her father, George Stone, was 26 and her mother, Susan Van Wikle, was 26. She married Quincy Grant Watkins on 1 January 1916, in Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died in June 1987, in Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Quincy Grant Watkins
1891–1982
Edith Stone
1891–1987
Marriage: 1 January 1916
William Quincy Watkins
1917–1918
Jane Watkins
1921–2004
Robert Stone Watkins
1923–1992

Sources (13)

  • Edith Watkins in household of Quncy G Watkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith Stone, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Edith Stone in entry for William Quinten Watkins, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1916Licking, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 7

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 25

    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

    English: from Middle English ston(e) ‘stone, rock’ (Old English stān). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on stony ground, by a notable outcrop of rock, or by a stone boundary-marker or monument, or habitational, from a place called Stone, such as those in Buckinghamshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire.

    Irish (Kilkenny): adopted for Irish Ó Clochartaigh (see Clougherty ) and/or Ó Clochasaigh (see Clohessy ), and possibly several other names containing or thought to contain the element cloch ‘stone’.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various surnames in other languages, meaning ‘stone’, including Jewish Stein , Norwegian Steine, French Lapierre .

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

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