Frances Alice Tetley

16 September 1895–11 July 1974 (Age 78)
Riverside, Riverside, California

The Life of Frances Alice

When Frances Alice Tetley was born on 16 September 1895, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, her father, Frank Tetley, was 29 and her mother, Marion Oddy, was 30. She married John Harthan in 1922, in California, United States. She died on 11 July 1974, at the age of 78, and was buried in Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside Junction, Riverside, California, United States.

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John Harthan
Frances Alice Tetley
Marriage: 1922

Spouse and Children

California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Tetley





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps named from the Old English byname Tǣta or its Old Norse cognate Teitr meaning ‘cheerful’, ‘gay’ + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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  • Frances Alice Tetley, "California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988"

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