Edna May Watterson

Female4 July 1892–8 April 1972

Brief Life History of Edna May

When Edna May Watterson was born on 4 July 1892, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Johnson Watterson, was 48 and her mother, Martha "Mattie" Ralston, was 41. She married Russell Cleveland Barnhart on 22 August 1917, in Greene, Butler, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Linn Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 April 1972, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Russell Cleveland Barnhart
Edna May Watterson
Marriage: 22 August 1917
Dale Russell Barnhart
Ralston Chalmers Barnhart
Eva Mae Barnhart
James Edward Barnhart

Sources (25)

  • Edna Barnhart in household of R Barnhart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna May Waterson, "Iowa, Birth and Stillbirth Records, 1921-1947"
  • Edna May Watterson, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 August 1917Greene, Butler, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 14

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 21

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Water 1’, a short form of Walter .

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

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