Edmund Lester Pearson

Brief Life History of Edmund Lester

When Edmund Lester Pearson was born on 11 February 1880, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Edmond Carlton Pearson, was 40 and his mother, Tamson Maria Richardson, was 36. He married Mary Sally Sellers on 15 October 1908, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1895 and lived in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Scarsdale, Westchester, New York, United States in 1915. He died on 8 August 1937, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edmund Lester Pearson
1880–1937
Mary Sally Sellers
1881–1971
Marriage: 15 October 1908

Sources (19)

  • Edmond L Pearson in household of James C Donalson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edmund Lester Pearson, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Edmund L Pearson, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Per(e) or Piers (see Pear and Pierce ) + son. The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries. Compare Peerson .

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames.

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

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