Florence Harrite Brewster

Female16 March 1895–

Brief Life History 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 married James Francis Leary on 27 March 1913, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1920 and Trumbull, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1930.

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James Francis Leary
Florence Harrite Brewster
Marriage: 27 March 1913
Edna Harriett Leary
Florence Vivian Leary
Muriel Virginia Leary

Sources (5)

  • Florence Harrite Brewster, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • 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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1913Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    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.

    1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

    Age 31

    During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

    Name Meaning

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

    History: The Mayflower Pilgrim William Brewster (1567–1644) was the son of the bailiff of the manor of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, home of one of the earliest Puritan congregations. He was a prominent leader in Plymouth Colony from the 1620s until his death.

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

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