Edwin Laurence Ley

14 April 1894–May 1962 (Age 68)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Edwin Laurence

When Edwin Laurence Ley was born on 14 April 1894, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Edmond Joseph Ley, was 24 and his mother, Ida Bell Beaver Ley, was 24. He married Minnie Shellhammar Bennett on 29 October 1916, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. He died in May 1962, in New York, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Laurence Ley
Minnie Shellhammar Bennett
Marriage: 29 October 1916
Edwin Laurence Ley Jr

Spouse and Children

29 October 1916
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States


    Edwin Laurence Ley Jr


Parents and Siblings

    Edmond Joseph Ley


    Ida Bell Beaver Ley




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 4

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lye .2 French: habitational name from Ley in Moselle.3 French and German: from a medieval personal name, Eloy (Latin Eligius, a derivative of eligere ‘to choose or elect’), made popular by a 6th-century saint who came to be venerated as the patron of smiths and horses.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin L Ley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edwin L Ley, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Edwin Laurence Ley, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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