Elizabeth Mary Latimer

12 November 1893–
Akron, Tuscola, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Mary

When Elizabeth Mary Latimer was born on 12 November 1893, in Akron, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, her father, Frank George Latimer, was 33 and her mother, Philena Anne Partlow, was 31. She married Arba Bruce Shales on 3 March 1914, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940.

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Arba Bruce Shales
Elizabeth Mary Latimer
Marriage: 3 March 1914
Howard Frank Sherman Shales
Rosaline May Shales

Spouse and Children

3 March 1914
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings



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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 4

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.

Age 34

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a Latinist, a clerk who wrote documents in Latin, from Anglo-Norman French latinier, latim(m)ier. Latin was more or less the universal language of official documents in the Middle Ages, displaced only gradually by the vernacular—in England, by Anglo-Norman French at first, and eventually by English.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lizbeth A Latimer in household of Frank G Latimer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth N Shales in household of Arba B Shales, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth Skaleas in household of Arba B Skaleas, "United States Census, 1940"

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