Ethel Marion Proudfoot

1 June 1893–24 December 1984 (Age 91)
Owosso Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ethel Marion

When Ethel Marion Proudfoot was born on 1 June 1893, in Owosso Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, her father, George W Proudfoot, was 21 and her mother, Bertha Ames, was 18. She married Deyo Clare Breen on 30 December 1922, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States. She lived in Rush Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Lansing, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 24 December 1984, in Bradenton, Manatee, Florida, United States, at the age of 91.

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Deyo Clare Breen
Ethel Marion Proudfoot
Marriage: 30 December 1922

Spouse and Children

30 December 1922
Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George W Proudfoot


    Bertha Ames





    Ethyl Marion Breen


    Pearl P Proudfoot



    Robert M Proudfoot


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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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 5

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for someone with strutting or swaggering gait, from Middle English prod, prud ‘proud’ + fote ‘foot’. It now occurs mainly in Scotland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Ward in household of Bernard Ward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel M Proudfoot in household of George W Proudfoot, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel M Proudfoot in household of George W Proudfoot, "United States Census, 1900"

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