Edna Meyer

May 1898–May 1985 (Age 87)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Edna

When Edna Meyer was born in May 1898, in Missouri, United States, her father, John Cord Meyer, was 30 and her mother, Maria Carolina Hoelscher, was 22. She had at least 2 daughters with Herman Cord Brunkhorst. She lived in Elmwood Township, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Elmwood, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died in May 1985, in Blackburn, Saline, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Blackburn, Saline, Missouri, United States.

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Herman Cord Brunkhorst
Edna Meyer
Maurine Welter Brunkhorst
Joan Brunkhorst

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    Maria Carolina Hoelscher




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 6

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Brunkhorst in household of Herman Brunkhorst, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna M Brunkhorst in household of Herman Brunkhorst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edna Meyer in household of John C Meyer, "United States Census, 1920"

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