Sylvester Fidler

Brief Life History of Sylvester

When Sylvester Fidler was born on 24 January 1874, in Washington, Daviess, Indiana, United States, his father, William Fiddler, was 24 and his mother, Malissa Baxter, was 16. He married Lillian M. Flynn on 20 August 1896, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Riley, Riley Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Harrison Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 23 November 1940, in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66.

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Sylvester Fidler
Lillian M. Flynn
Marriage: 20 August 1896
Lottie Ices Fidler
Alice Jane Fiddler
Ralph Duard Fidler

Sources (20)

  • Sylvester Fidler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sylvester Fidlar, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Sylvester Fidler, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fiddler .

Americanized form of German Fiedler .

Polish, Czech, Slovenian, and Slovak: occupational name for a fiddler or musician, from German Fiedler , often applied as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic occupational names or surnames.

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

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