Edith Downs Arthur

1891–1985 (Age 94)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Edith Downs

When Edith Downs Arthur was born on 12 July 1891, in North Carolina, United States, her father, George Stevenson Arthur, was 30 and her mother, Isabella Jessie Henrie, was 21. She lived in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 26 June 1985, in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Groometown, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.

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George Stevenson Arthur
Isabella Jessie Henrie
George Garrett Arthur
Robert Arthur
James Henrie Arthur
Edith Downs Arthur
Margaret Arthur
Frank Thomas Arthur
John Kenneth Arthur
Ernest Stevenson Arthur
Reuben Bell Arthur

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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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
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

An eminent person; high, lofty, exalted, noble, eminent, excellent, proud; a bear; noble, great, generous. Gaelic forms are Art and Artair.

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  • Edith Arthur in household of George A Arthur, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edith D Arthur in household of George S Arthur, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edith Downs Arthur, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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