Edgar L. Neal

8 January 1869–14 June 1953 (Age 84)
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edgar L.

When Edgar L. Neal was born on 8 January 1869, in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Neal, was 40 and his mother, Frances E. Griggs, was 32. He married Anna Charlotte Vahl on 20 February 1900, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. He died on 14 June 1953, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 84.

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Edgar L. Neal
Anna Charlotte Vahl
Marriage: 20 February 1900

Spouse and Children


    Anna Charlotte Vahl


20 February 1900
Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    David Neal


    Frances E. Griggs




    Caroline Estelle Neal



World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 20

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from an Anglo-Scandinavian form of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic. It was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English forms Neel, Nihel, and Nigel, which were brought to England by the Normans.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McNeal ( see McNeil ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edgar L Neal in household of James Griggs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edgar L Neal in household of David Neal, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edgar Neal, "United States Census, 1900"

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