Fifi Fania Loeterman

21 June 1908–25 June 1998 (Age 90)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Fifi Fania

When Fifi Fania Loeterman was born on 21 June 1908, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, her father, Harry Loeterman, was 33 and her mother, Eva Etkin, was 33. She married Monroe Giss on 4 August 1930, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 June 1998, in Ventura, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Monroe Giss
Fifi Fania Loeterman
Marriage: 4 August 1930

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1930Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 5
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    Age 24
    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    Name Meaning

    nursery form of Joséphine ( see Josephine ). It is used occasionally in the English-speaking world, even though it now has definite connotations of frivolity.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (9)

    • Fania Giss in household of Monroe Giss, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Fifi Loeterman in entry for Elliott I Giss and Barbara J Pink, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Fife F Giss in household of Monroe Giss, "United States Census, 1940"

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