Lorin Merrill Fife

28 February 1895–29 September 1931 (Age 36)
Saint David, Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of Lorin Merrill

When Lorin Merrill Fife was born on 28 February 1895, in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States, his father, Walter Thompson Fife, was 28 and his mother, Mary Jane Merrill, was 22. He married Genevieve Owen Young on 4 May 1921, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He registered for military service in 1921. He died on 29 September 1931, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Lorin Merrill Fife
Genevieve Owen Young
Marriage: 4 May 1921
Lorin Merrill Fife, Jr.
Walter Marshall Fife

Spouse and Children

4 May 1921
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


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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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 9

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 11

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the former kingdom of Fife in East Scotland, a name of obscure etymology. Tradition has it that the name is derived from an eponymous Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne, legendary founding father of the Picts.

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

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Sources (3)

  • L M Fife in household of Marshall Young, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lorian M Fife in household of Marshal O Young, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lorin M Fife in household of Walter T Fife, "United States Census, 1900"

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