Edna Highland

5 August 1892–27 April 1984 (Age 91)
Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Edna

When Edna Highland was born on 5 August 1892, in Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States, her father, August Berrian Hiland, was 20 and her mother, Loretta P Collins, was 19. She married Arthur R Booth in 1918, in Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cortlandt, Westchester, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 April 1984, in Haverstraw, Haverstraw, Rockland, New York, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Arthur R Booth
Edna Highland
Marriage: 1918
Arthur R Booth "Bus" Jr
Richard Arthur Booth Sr.
Harold Booth
Frank Booth
May Hufnale
Frances Booth
Margaret Lauretta Booth
Margaret Booth

Spouse and Children

Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    August Berrian Hiland


    Loretta P Collins




    Cassius J Highland



    Loretta Highland


    Ruth Elizabeth Louise Highland


    August B Highland Jr.


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: variant spelling of Hyland .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Heiland .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Hiland in household of August Hiland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edna Booth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna Booth in household of Arthur Booth, "United States Census, 1930"

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