Edith V. Gelpin

Brief Life History of Edith V.

Edith V. Gelpin was born in 1899, in Missouri, United States. She married Estill Lunsford Wright on 7 March 1928, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Walker, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Anderson, McDonald, Missouri, United States in 1940. She was buried in El Dorado Springs, Cedar, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Estill Lunsford Wright
1897–1977
Edith V. Gelpin
1899–1972
Marriage: 7 March 1928
Carol Vee Wright
1930–2003
Ellen Jane Wright
1936–1996

Sources (6)

  • Edith V Wright in household of Estill L Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith V. Wright, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edith V Gilpin in entry for Estill Lunsford Wright, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

English: unexplained. This surname is found mainly in Devon and Yorkshire.

Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn ‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster, the name may be of northern English origin (see 1 above).

History: A family of this name (see 1 above) is recorded in the 13th century in south Westmorland; it apparently gave its name to the River Gilpin there.

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

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