Mary Elizabeth Meyer

3 August 1893–1953 (Age 59)
Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Meyer was born on 3 August 1893, in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John J. Meyer, was 23 and her mother, Mary Augusta Pasquay, was 21. She married Fred Lester Spring on 9 August 1916, in Marion, Indiana, United States. She lived in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Lansing, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died in 1953, at the age of 60, and was buried in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Lester Spring
Mary Elizabeth Meyer
Marriage: 9 August 1916

Spouse and Children

9 August 1916
Marion, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John J. Meyer


    Mary Augusta Pasquay





    Catharine Agnes Meyer


    Lucilla R. Meyers


    Delphine Basilsu Meyer


    Joseph M Meyer


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 10

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Spring in household of Fredrick L Spring, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Spring in household of Fred L Spring, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Spring in household of Fred L Spring, "United States Census, 1930"

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