Mae Valetta Blecker

1885–1969 (Age 84)
Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mae Valetta

When Mae Valetta Blecker was born on 5 April 1885, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, her father, Daniel Henry Blecker, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Miller, was 32. She married Olin Franklin Young on 1 February 1905, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Cummins Township, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Swan Lake Township, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 10 November 1969, in Laurens, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Laurens Cemetery, Laurens, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Olin Franklin Young
Mae Valetta Blecker
Marriage: 1 February 1905
Eugene Franklin Young
Gertrude Bell Young
Mary Elizabeth Young
Arlene Helen Young

Spouse and Children

1 February 1905
Ogle, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Henry Blecker


    Elizabeth Ann Miller




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 22

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and North German: variant of Bleecker .2 South German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German blecken ‘to show off’, ‘to show one's teeth’, hence a nickname for a boastful person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maye V Young in household of Olin F Young, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mae Young in household of Ray Hartcock, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • May Young in household of Olin Young, "United States Census, 1920"

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