Lyda Bell Work

7 December 1899–12 December 1963 (Age 64)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Lyda Bell

When Lyda Bell Work was born on 7 December 1899, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William James Work, was 26 and her mother, Hettie Ayers, was 26. She married Elmer C Wilson on 30 December 1919, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Mount Pleasant, South Strabane Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 12 December 1963, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64.

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Elmer C Wilson
Lyda Bell Work
Marriage: 30 December 1919

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 1
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater
Age 6
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. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 17
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 Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Work in the parish of St. Ola, Orkney.2 English: from Old English (ge)weorc ‘work’, ‘fortification’, hence probably a topographic name or an occupational name for someone who worked on fortifications or at a fort.3 Danish: habitational name from a place so called.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lyda Work in household of William J Work, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lyda Bell Work in household of William J Work, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lyda Bell Work, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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