Ethel Mercedes Fegley

1914–1996 (Age 82)
Boyertown, Colebrookdale Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ethel Mercedes

When Ethel Mercedes Fegley was born on 16 May 1914, in Boyertown, Colebrookdale Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Dellicker Sands, was 19 and her mother, Sallie H. Stimmel, was 18. She married Adam James Kauffman on 30 June 1934, in Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 9 November 1996, in Newark, New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 82.

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Ethel Mercedes Fegley
Adam James Kauffman
Marriage: 30 June 1934

Spouse & Children

30 June 1934
Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1917 · WWI and Delaware

Age 3

During 1917 and 1918, Delaware sent around ten thousand soldiers to fight in WWI. The mortality rate of those ten thousand was minimal, with only forty-seven deaths.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Vögli, metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher or nickname for someone with birdlike features, from a diminutive of Vogel .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ethel M Fegley in household of James D Sands, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel M Kauffman, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ethel Mercedes Fegley - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Ethel Mercedes Fegley

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