John Edward Diamond

Brief Life History of John Edward

When John Edward Diamond was born on 23 January 1878, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, James Alton Dimond, was 34 and his mother, Mary Ellen Collins, was 21. He married Ida Ray Burnham in 1905, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, United States in 1910 and Orrington, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 October 1944, at the age of 66.

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John Edward Diamond
1878–1944
Ida Ray Burnham
1886–1963
Marriage: 1905
Jack Edwin Dimond
1906–
Eva M Diamond
1907–
Edward D Diamonds
1907–
Lillian Violet Diamond
1909–2006

Sources (12)

  • John Diamond, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward Diamond, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"
  • Edward Diamond, "Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an Anglicized form of a metonymic occupational name for a diamond worker, derived from German Diamant, French and Dutch diamant ‘diamond’, or Yiddish dime(n)t, from medieval Latin diamas, genitive diamantis, and ultimately from Greek adamas ‘unconquerable’, genitive adamantos, a reference to the hardness of the stone.

English: from the rare Middle English female personal name Diamand, derived from Old French diamaunt, diamaund ‘diamond’, found in Middle English as diamound, deamaunt, and deamon. The name may alternatively be a variant of Daymon or a pet form of the Middle English personal name Day , to which the hypocoristic suffix -man has been added.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin ‘descendant of Diamán’, earlier Díomá or Déamán, a diminutive of Díoma, itself a pet form of Diarmaid (see McDermott ).

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

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