Mildred May Houston

27 June 1896–19 January 1985 (Age 88)
Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mildred May

When Mildred May Houston was born on 27 June 1896, in Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Hamilton Houston, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Jane "Sadie" Anderson, was 28. She had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Harry Oliver Edinger. She lived in Venango Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Washington Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 January 1985, in Kittanning, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Harry Oliver Edinger
Mildred May Houston
Homer Oliver "Red" Edinger
Frankie L Edinger
Marigold "Goldie" Edinger
Dorothy Agnes Edinger
George Eugene Edinger Sr
Elizabeth Mae Edinger
Jessiebell Edinger
Shirley Jane Edinger

Spouse and Children




    Frankie L Edinger


    Marigold "Goldie" Edinger


    Dorothy Agnes Edinger


    George Eugene Edinger Sr


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Hamilton Houston


    Sarah Jane "Sadie" Anderson




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish:1. habitational name from a place near Glasgow, Scotland, named with the genitive case of the medieval personal name Hugh + Middle English tune, toun ‘settlement’, ‘village’ (Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’). The landlord in question is a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c.1160 . The Scottish surname is common in Ulster. 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uisdein , Mac Uistein ( see McCutcheon ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mildred Houston in household of William Houston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mildred Edinger in household of Harry Edinger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mildred Edinger in household of Harry Edinger, "United States Census, 1930"

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