James Edgar Skidmore

Male3 July 1905–5 May 1986

Brief Life History of James Edgar

James Edgar Skidmore was born on 3 July 1905, in Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, United States. He died on 5 May 1986, in his hometown, at the age of 80.

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James Edgar Skidmore
1905–1986
Mildred Hawkins
1907–1988

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    World Events (3)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 1

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1906 · Licencing Butchers

    Age 1

    A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

    1931 · The Parthenon is Built

    Age 26

    In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire): of Norman origin, a variant of Scudamore, which most probably arises from a Norman French nickname for a knight who used a particular type of leather shield, from the unrecorded Norman French phrase, escu de more ‘Moor's shield’, a reference to a type of Moorish leather shield called an adarga, which was in widespread use not only in medieval Iberia and north Africa but also in Brittany.

    History: The manor of Upton Scudamore in Wiltshire was held by Peter de Skydemore in 1216. The same manor was held by Godfrey Escudamore shortly after 1150. The Scudamore family claim descent from Ralph, recorded in Domesday Book (1086) as holder of Opeton (Upton), whose son was known as Reginald Escudemor.

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

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