Mildred Adeline Colby

29 March 1892–18 March 1986 (Age 93)
Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mildred Adeline

When Mildred Adeline Colby was born on 29 March 1892, in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States, her father, William D Colby, was 37 and her mother, Irene Baker, was 40. She married James Roy Thrasher on 16 June 1909, in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Isabella Township, Isabella, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 18 March 1986, in Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States.

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James Roy Thrasher
Mildred Adeline Colby
Marriage: 16 June 1909
Mildred D Thrasher
Mildred Elfreta Thrasher

Spouse and Children

16 June 1909
Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 11

"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."

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Norfolk and Cumbria named Colby, from the Old Norse personal name Koli (a byname for a swarthy person, from kol ‘(char)coal’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.2 Variant spelling of Norwegian Kolby, a habitational name in Akershus, with the same etymology as 1.

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

Sources (3)

  • Milly Campbell in household of Burrell Campbell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mildred Thrasher in household of Roy L Thrasher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Millie Colby in household of William D Colby, "United States Census, 1900"

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