Edith Bell Lutz

1 September 1869–10 April 1953 (Age 83)
New Columbus, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edith Bell

When Edith Bell Lutz was born on 1 September 1869, in New Columbus, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob B. Lutz, was 28 and her mother, Charlotte Rhone, was 25. She married Alfred C Stephens on 25 December 1895, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Huntington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 10 April 1953, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83.

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Alfred C Stephens
Edith Bell Lutz
Marriage: 25 December 1895
Harold j Stephens
Margaret B Stevens
Helen C Stephens
Ruby Ceccelia Stephens
Alfred Stevens

Spouse and Children

    Alfred C Stephens



25 December 1895
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


    Harold j Stephens



    Helen C Stephens


    Ruby Ceccelia Stephens


    Alfred Stevens


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob B. Lutz


    Charlotte Rhone




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 8

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form or pet form of Ludwig .2 South German (Lütz): from a short form of a name Luizo, Liuzo, derived from a Germanic name formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.3 French: habitational name from Lutz-en-Dunois in Eure-et-Loir. This is a common name in PA and OH.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Lutz in household of Jacob B Lutz, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edith Stephen in household of Lena Sennick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith Stevens in household of Albert Stevens, "United States Census, 1940"

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