Lydia Florence Mable Edmunds

1883–1982 (Age 99)
Holland, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Lydia Florence Mable

When Lydia Florence Mable Edmunds was born on 16 April 1883, in Holland, Grey, Ontario, Canada, her father, William M. Edmunds, was 28 and her mother, Christina Eva Swigger, was 17. She married Walter Pharr on 10 August 1926, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Logan Township, Sioux, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 April 1982, in Hawarden, Sioux, Iowa, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Hawarden, Sioux, Iowa, United States.

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Lydia Florence Mable Edmunds
Walter Pharr
Marriage: 10 August 1926

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10 August 1926
Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 26

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 (also common in South Wales): patronymic from the personal name Edmund ( see Edmond ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Florence M Edmunds in household of William Edmunds, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Edmunds in household of William Edmunds, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lydia Florenn Mable Edmunds, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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