Mary Edith Siler

26 February 1918–30 July 1985 (Age 67)
Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Edith

When Mary Edith Siler was born on 26 February 1918, in Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, United States, her father, Douglas Anderson Siler, was 24 and her mother, Willie Ann Stephens, was 25. She married John Enochs Crain Sr on 31 July 1933, in Mississippi, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Osceola, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 30 July 1985, in Wilson, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bassett Cemetery, Bassett, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Enochs Crain Sr
Mary Edith Siler
Marriage: 31 July 1933
Nancy Lee Crain
John Enochs Crain Jr
Susan Crain
Judy Crain Benten

Spouse and Children

31 July 1933
Mississippi, Arkansas, United States


    Nancy Lee Crain


    John Enochs Crain Jr


    Susan Crain


    Judy Crain Benten


Parents and Siblings




    William Harold Siler


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 4

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German: of uncertain origin; a variant of Sieler and Siller .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Seiler .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Siler in household of Douglas A Siler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Edith Siler Crain in entry for Judy Crain Benten, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mary Edith Siler Crain in entry for John Enochs Crain Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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