Florence A. Kauffman

Female14 March 1891–

Brief Life History of Florence

When Florence A. Kauffman was born on 14 March 1891, in Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, her father, George D Kauffman, was 30 and her mother, Annie Moore, was 26. She lived in St. Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States in 1940.

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Sources (12)

  • Florence Kaufman, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Florence Kaufman in household of George D Kaufman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence A Kaufman in household of George D Kaufman, "United States Census, 1930"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 12

"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."

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 32

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Kaufmann , and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname. Compare Kaufman .

History: As a name of Swiss German origin, originally spelled Kaufmann (see 1 above), the surname Kauffman is very common among the American Mennonites and Amish; variants, such as Kaufman and Coffman , are also found. The main progenitors of the Mennonite bearers of this name were of Swiss ancestry, but came to PA (Lancaster and Berks counties) from the Palatinate, Germany, in the 18th century. Later Mennonite immigrants bearing this name came to the US also from Galicia and Volhynia in Eastern Europe.

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

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