Rudolf Edison Lifson

11 February 1903–7 August 1980 (Age 77)
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Rudolf Edison

Rudolf Edison Lifson was born on 11 February 1903, in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States. He had at least 1 daughter with Jeanette Wiener. He died on 7 August 1980, in Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 77.

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Rudolf Edison Lifson
Jeanette Wiener
Lila Jane Lifson

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World Events (8)


Age 8

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 14

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Respelling of Norwegian Leifsen, a patronymic from the personal name Leif (Old Norse Leifr meaning ‘heir’, ‘descendant’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Rudolf Lifson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rudolph Edison Lifson, "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925"
  • Rudolfph in entry for Lila Jane Lifson, "Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965"

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