Marion Silas Fletcher

11 January 1878–20 March 1911 (Age 33)
Linn, Oregon, United States

The Life of Marion Silas

When Marion Silas Fletcher was born on 11 January 1878, in Linn, Oregon, United States, his father, William S Fletcher, was 25 and his mother, Ellen Morgan, was 19. He married Martha Adeline Grate on 26 July 1903, in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Shedd, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1880 and Halsey, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1900. He died on 20 March 1911, at the age of 33, and was buried in Shedd, Linn, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marion Silas Fletcher
Martha Adeline Grate
Marriage: 26 July 1903
Marvin William Fletcher
Louise Fletcher

Spouse and Children

26 July 1903
Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 2

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 12

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Merion Fletcher in household of Melvina Fletcher, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Marion S Fletcher in household of John Morgan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Marion Fletcher, "Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935"

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