Edna May Willson

11 September 1911–
New York, United States

The Life of Edna May

When Edna May Willson was born on 11 September 1911, in New York, United States, her father, William Willson, was 31 and her mother, Clara M Thompson, was 29. She married Chester Brown Francis on 10 December 1930, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. She lived in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 15 years. She was buried in Lower Mongaup Cemetery, Glen Spey, Lumberland, Sullivan, New York, United States.

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De Leon Orcutt Stafford
Edna May Willson
Marriage: 29 June 1945

Spouse and Children

    De Leon Orcutt Stafford



29 June 1945
North East, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Sydney Byron Willson


    Ella Willson



    Roger W Willson


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 6

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 31

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wilson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna May Willson in household of William Willson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edna May Willson in household of Willian Willson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna May Francis, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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