Edna Lewis

27 February 1877–9 April 1955 (Age 78)
Miami Township, Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life of Edna

When Edna Lewis was born on 27 February 1877, in Miami Township, Greene, Ohio, United States, her father, Charles Bennet Lewis, was 35 and her mother, Susan Margaret Waddle, was 32. She married Linneaus Dwight Mercereau in 1893, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Los Alamitos, Orange, California, United States in 1900 and Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 9 April 1955, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Linneaus Dwight Mercereau
1873–1963
Edna Lewis
1877–1955
Marriage: 1893
Elena Mercereau
1906–
Margaret Lucille Mercereau
1911–1990

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1893
California, United States
children

(2)

    Elena Mercereau

    Female1906–Female

    Margaret Lucille Mercereau

    Female1911–1990Female

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Bennet Lewis

    Male1841–1908Male

    Susan Margaret Waddle

    Female1844–1922Female

siblings

(6)

    Harry Waddle Lewis

    Male1873–1945Male

    Female1875–1965Female

    Female1877–1955Female

    Della Lewis

    Female1879–Female

    Bessie Lewis

    Female1880–1959Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 14

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Edna L Mercineau in household of Dwight Mercineau, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edna L Mercereau in household of Dwight L Mercereau, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edna L Mercereau in household of L Dwight Mercereau, "United States Census, 1920"

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