Selma Ediger

19 October 1918–14 November 2004 (Age 86)
Buhler, Reno, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Selma

When Selma Ediger was born on 19 October 1918, in Buhler, Reno, Kansas, United States, her father, Hermann K Ediger, was 25 and her mother, Katherina Buller, was 23. She married Gail Winton Reusser on 10 December 1943, in Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States. She lived in Reno, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Peabody Township, Marion, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 14 November 2004, in Hesston, Harvey, Kansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Moundridge, McPherson, Kansas, United States.

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Gail Winton Reusser
Selma Ediger
Marriage: 10 December 1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1943Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
    1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag
    Age 9
    The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
    Age 23
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    German: habitational name from Ediger, a place on the Mosel river, or for someone from Edigheim in the Palatinate.

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

    Sources (6)

    • Selma Ediger in household of Herman Ediger, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Zelma Ediger in household of Herman K Ediger, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Selma Reusser in entry for Herman K Ediger, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012"

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