Edith Clara Silver

2 January 1904–January 1996 (Age 91)
South Woodstock, Woodstock, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Edith Clara

When Edith Clara Silver was born on 2 January 1904, in South Woodstock, Woodstock, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Albert Thurston Silver, was 30 and her mother, Arvilla M. Benson, was 28. She married Charles Lyden Cash on 25 March 1920, in West Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Norway, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Paris, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. She died in January 1996, in West Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Ned E. Herrick
Edith Clara Silver
Marriage: 8 September 1926
Ned Elmore Herrick Jr

Spouse and Children

8 September 1926
Maine, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Albert Thurston Silver


    Arvilla M. Benson





    Flora Alberta Silver


    William S Silver


    Eva M. Silvers



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World Events (8)

1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Age 1

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.
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.
1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 24

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English silver ‘silver’, hence a nickname for a rich man or for someone with silvery gray hair, or a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith.2 English: topographic name from any of the various streams in different parts of England named with this word, probably from the silvery appearance of the water.3 Translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Silber .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith C Herrick, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Herrick in household of Ned Herrick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith C Silver in household of Albert T Silver, "United States Census, 1910"

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