John Franklin Fetters

5 August 1856–9 July 1926 (Age 69)
Wayne, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Franklin

When John Franklin Fetters was born on 5 August 1856, in Wayne, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Fetters, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Kimmel, was 24. He married Mary Dennis on 2 March 1885, in Clare, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Blakeslee, Florence Township, Williams, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Florence Township, Williams, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 9 July 1926, in Vernon Township, Isabella, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Clare, Clare, Michigan, United States.

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John Franklin Fetters
Mary Dennis
Marriage: 2 March 1885
Elmer Fetters
Alice M Fetters
Frank William Fetters
Beulah E Fetters
Ida Fetters
Cora Fetters
Mable Fetters

Spouse and Children

2 March 1885
Clare, Michigan, United States




    Frank William Fetters


    Beulah E Fetters



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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 4

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheat, from Middle English, Anglo-French faitour ‘imposter’, ‘cheat’, a specialized sense of Old French faitor ‘doer’, ‘maker’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Fetters in household of Samuel Fetters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John F Fetters in household of Samuel W Fetters, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John F Fetters, "United States Census, 1920"

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