Edwin Forest Jefferson

Male23 May 1916–25 June 2005

Brief Life History of Edwin Forest

When Edwin Forest Jefferson was born on 23 May 1916, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Warren Edwin Jefferson, was 19 and his mother, Clara Souza, was 15. He lived in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States for about 15 years. He died on 25 June 2005, in Lakeville, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 89.

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Edwin Forest Jefferson
1916–2005
Marguerite Elizabeth Crowell
1914–2010
Joan M Jefferson
1937–2015

Sources (8)

  • Edwin F Jefferson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edwin F Jefferson, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Edwin F Jefferson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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Children (1)

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

1941

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (northern): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Geffrey or Jeffray (see Jeffrey ) + -son. In the late medieval period Geffreyson was increasingly pronounced Jeffrason, with shortening of the diphthong to a simple vowel, which was later commonly altered to Gefferson and Jefferson, with metathesis of -r- and this shortened vowel. In North America, this surname became especially common among African Americans (see 2 below).

African American: from the personal name Jefferson (or Thomas Jefferson), adopted in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in most cases probably for the same reason.

History: The third US president, author of the Declaration of Independence, and VA statesman Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) relates in his memoirs a family tradition that he was descended from Welsh stock on his father's side, while noting the relative infrequency of the name Jefferson in Wales. It is a characteristically northern English name. — A Jefferson was among the burgesses who attended the first representative assembly at Jamestown, VA, in 1619.

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

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