Erna/Etna Mary Felt

6 January 1857–
Taylor, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Erna/Etna Mary

When Erna/Etna Mary Felt was born on 6 January 1857, in Taylor, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles Henry Felt, was 22 and her mother, Martha Adelia Sutliff, was 19. She married Milon Samuel Brass on 19 January 1874, in Taylor, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Huron Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Pioneer, Missaukee, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Milon Samuel Brass
Erna/Etna Mary Felt
Marriage: 19 January 1874
Clara H Brass
Lottie Brass
Viola Brass
Clyde Bross
Porter C. Brass
Myra M Brass

Spouse and Children

19 January 1874
Taylor, Wayne, Michigan, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Henry Felt


    Martha Adelia Sutliff




World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 22

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a felt maker, from Old English felt ‘felt’.2 Said to be an Americanized or Germanized spelling of a Hungarian name, of uncertain identity.

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

Sources (3)

  • Etna Felt in household of Charles Felt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Etna Felt in household of Charles H Felt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Etna Brass in household of Milo Brass, "United States Census, 1880"

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