Edith May Moon

7 March 1913–4 September 2007 (Age 94)
Indian Head, Charles, Maryland, United States

The Life of Edith May

When Edith May Moon was born on 7 March 1913, in Indian Head, Charles, Maryland, United States, her father, Walter Dekalb Moon, was 48 and her mother, Nellie Walton Mitchell, was 27. She married William Kenneth Wertz on 1 June 1932, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. She lived in Arlington, Virginia, United States in 1940 and Hyattsville, Prince George's, Maryland, United States in 1950. She died on 4 September 2007, in Lemon Grove, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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William Kenneth Wertz
Edith May Moon
Marriage: 1 June 1932

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1 June 1932
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 4

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 28

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin ( see Mohan ).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Modius (from Latin modus ‘measure’) + the locative suffix -o (genitive -onis).3 English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French moun ‘monk’ ( see Monk ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith M Moon in household of Walter D Moon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith Wertz in household of W Kenneth Wertz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Edith Wertz in entry for Nellie W Moon and Moon Nellie W, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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