Florence Harrite Brewster

16 March 1895–
East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Florence Harrite

When Florence Harrite Brewster was born on 16 March 1895, in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, George Clark Brewster, was 25 and her mother, Martha Washington Porter, was 18. She lived in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1920 and Trumbull, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1930.

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James F Leary
Florence Harrite Brewster

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Clark Brewster


    Martha Washington Porter




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 5

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.

Age 32

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Brewer is the usual term in southern England, while Brewster is mainly midland, northern, and Scottish.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence H Brewster in household of Mitchell Bi?Ger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence H Leary in household of James F Leary, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence H Leary in household of James F Leary, "United States Census, 1920"

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