Ethel Mae Gastman

14 May 1889–30 May 1985 (Age 96)
Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States

The Life of Ethel Mae

When Ethel Mae Gastman was born on 14 May 1889, in Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States, her father, Herman Haras Gastman, was 23 and her mother, Mary Irene Ellsworth, was 16. She married Russell Hughes Wilson in October 0007, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. She died on 30 May 1985, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Russell Hughes Wilson
Ethel Mae Gastman

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    Russell Hughes Wilson



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    Ellsworth Gastman


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 2

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

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

English:1. topographic name, a variant of East . 2. variant of Eastmond .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Gastman in household of Herman Gastman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethel M Hale, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"
  • Ethel M Hale, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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