Edna Darwin (1888 - 1989)

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Edna Darwin
1888 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Edna Darwin was born on January 27, 1888. She died in January 1989 at 100 years of age. We know that Edna Darwin had been residing in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.


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Edna Darwin died in January 1989 at 100 years of age. She was born on January 27, 1888. We are unaware of information about Edna's family or relationships. We know that Edna Darwin had been residing in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.
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In 1888, in the year that Edna Darwin was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1910, she was 22 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1946, when she was 58 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1952, Edna was 64 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1989, in the year of Edna Darwin's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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John T Darwin
May 3, 1916 - Jan 27, 2000
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Lucien Darwin
Jul 5, 1902 - May 1965
James Darwin
Dec 25, 1894 - October 1969
Huntsville, Alabama
Henry Darwin
Apr 27, 1907 - May 1976
Huntsville, Alabama
Irola H Darwin
Jul 7, 1927 - Jun 19, 2002
Scottsboro, AL
Mary Darwin
May 18, 1925 - March 1985
Rosedale, New York
Paul Darwin
Oct 17, 1911 - March 1986
Hollywood, Alabama
Lola D Darwin
May 5, 1913 - Jan 30, 2003
Scottsboro, AL
George W Darwin
Apr 3, 1942 - Feb 5, 2003
Emma Darwin
Jul 23, 1888 - November 1979
Hollywood, Alabama
Lucien Darwin Jr
Jul 20, 1927 - Dec 28, 2007
Springfield, IL
David S Darwin
Nov 12, 1975 - Dec 30, 2003
Fort Payne, AL
James Darwin
Jul 27, 1931 - September 1981
Edgar Darwin
Oct 14, 1929 - July 1962
Helen Darwin
Jan 6, 1921 - Dec 22, 2003
Scottsboro, AL
John Darwin
Apr 12, 1932 - September 1979
Gary, Indiana
A C Darwin
Apr 29, 1939 - Jun 28, 2011
Huntsville, AL
Martha Darwin
Jul 19, 1944 - April 1983
Decatur, Alabama
Mattie P Darwin
Dec 13, 1876 - Sep 15, 1966
Huntsville, AL
Lillian Darwin
Sep 7, 1891 - April 1967
Huntsville, Alabama

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