Edison D Runnels

3 July 1889–26 September 1964 (Age 75)
Simpson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Edison D

When Edison D Runnels was born on 3 July 1889, in Simpson, Mississippi, United States, his father, Joseph Samuel Runnels, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Sally Canoy, was 21. He married Ada Elaine Edmonds on 24 January 1921, in Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Beat 2, Simpson, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Beat 2, Wayne, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 26 September 1964, in Wayne, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Zion Rest Cemetery, Wayne, Mississippi, United States.

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Edison D Runnels
Ada Elaine Edmonds
Marriage: 24 January 1921
Eddie Mae Runnels
Erma Elizabeth Runnels

Spouse and Children

24 January 1921
Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States


    Eddie Mae Runnels


    Erma Elizabeth Runnels


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 15

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): probably a variant of Rundell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edison Runnels, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eddison Runnels in household of J S Runnels, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edison Runnels in household of Joseph Runnels, "United States Census, 1900"

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