Earl Garretson Fell

26 May 1899–
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Earl Garretson

When Earl Garretson Fell was born on 26 May 1899, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Byron M Fell, was 26 and his mother, Catharine E. Kenney, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Byron M Fell
1872–
Catharine E. Kenney
1877–
Foster Flagg Fell
1897–
Earl Garretson Fell
1899–
Margaret Gaskill Fell
1902–
Max Kenney Fell
1904–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1872–Male

    Catharine E. Kenney

    Female1877–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 6

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly northern): topographic name for someone who lived by an area of high ground or by a prominent crag, from northern Middle English fell ‘high ground’, ‘rock’, ‘crag’ (Old Norse fjall, fell).2 English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from Middle English fell, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel, all of which mean ‘skin’, ‘hide’, or ‘pelt’. Yiddish fel refers to untanned hide, in contrast to pelts ‘tanned hide’ ( see Pilcher ).

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

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