Edna May Fildes

11 May 1924–13 March 2009 (Age 84)
Kimball, Brule, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Edna May

When Edna May Fildes was born on 11 May 1924, in Kimball, Brule, South Dakota, United States, her father, Roy Edgar Fildes, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Kleinhaus, was 23. She married William Albert O'Banion on 16 October 1957, in Butte, South Dakota, United States. She lived in Plummer Township, Brule, South Dakota, United States in 1930 and Crow Township, Jerauld, South Dakota, United States in 1940. She died on 13 March 2009, in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Radford, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Albert O'Banion
Edna May Fildes
Marriage: 16 October 1957

Spouse and Children

16 October 1957
Butte, South Dakota, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Kleinhaus




    Paul Roy Fildes



World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 17

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Aberdeen): regional name from a district in Lancashire called The Fylde, from Old English (ge)filde ‘plain’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edna M Fildes in household of Roy E Fildes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna Mae Fildes, "South Dakota State Census, 1925"
  • Edna M Fildes in household of Roy E Fildes, "United States Census, 1930"

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