Mary Edith Ely

2 April 1904–25 July 2006 (Age 102)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Edith

When Mary Edith Ely was born on 2 April 1904, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Louis Xavier Ely, was 27 and her mother, Alice Blanche Coughanour, was 28. She lived in Brentwood, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940 and Mount Lebanon, Lebanon in 2006. She died on 25 July 2006, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 102.

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Adrian Wostoupal- Westapal
Mary Edith Ely

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    Paul Coughanour Ely


    Adele Ely


    L Breton Ely


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.

Age 16

After the League of Nations grants the mandate for Lebanon and Syria to France, the State of Greater Lebanon is proclaimed. It includes the former autonomous province of Mount Lebanon, plus the provinces of north Lebanon, south Lebanon and the Biqa, historically part of Syria.

Age 27

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from the cathedral city on an island in the fens north of Cambridge. It is so named from Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + ‘district’.2 Probably also an Americanized form of German Eley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ely in household of L Ely, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Ely in household of Louis K Ely, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Westapal in household of Adrian Westapal, "United States Census, 1940"

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