Edna Summers (1899 - 1986)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Edna Summers’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Edna so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Edna’s biography.

Edna Summers Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Edna Summers and her immediate Summers family. Add to Edna Summers's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Edna.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Edna Summers? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Edna finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Edna attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Edna did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Edna Summers is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Edna's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Edna's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Edna a religious woman? Add Edna’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Edna during various points of her life.

Timeline

1899 - In the year that Edna Summers was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

1916 - At the age of 17 years old, Edna was alive when visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

1947 - She was 48 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

1957 - By the time she was 58 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1986 - In the year of Edna Summers's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

Edna Summers Family Tree

Who was Edna’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Edna’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Edna's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Edna Summers
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Edna's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Edna Summers is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Edna Summers passed away in January 1986 at age 86. No cause of death has been entered for Edna. She was born on December 15, 1899. We have no information about Edna's family or relationships. We know that Edna Summers had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

Memories

What do you remember about Edna Summers? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Edna is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Edna Summers

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources