Erma Blenn Fegley

1887–1969 (Age 81)
Dalton, Sumner, Kansas, United States

The Life of Erma Blenn

When Erma Blenn Fegley was born on 7 April 1887, in Dalton, Sumner, Kansas, United States, her father, George Washington Fegley, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Elestia Bowers, was 23. She married Colonel Harrison Metz on 1 August 1905, in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Sumner, Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Avon Township, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1920. She died on 21 February 1969, in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Oxford, Sumner, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erma Blenn Fegley
Colonel Harrison Metz
Marriage: 1 August 1905
Claude Leslie Metz
Noble Leroy Metz
Colonel George Metz

Spouse & Children

  • Female1887–1969Female

  • Colonel Harrison Metz


1 August 1905
Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Fegley


  • Sarah Elestia Bowers




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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.

Story Highlight

Letter from Erma Fegley Metz

Letter written by Erma Fegley Metz to her sister Olga Fegley Hileman. Erma and Elmer's infant daughter Dorothy had died just a few days previously. Wellington, Kans Jan 1, 1924 Dear Olga and family …

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Sources (3)

  • Erma Metz in household of Elmer Metz, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Emy B Fegley in household of Geo W Fegley, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Erma Metz in household of Elmer Metz, "United States Census, 1920"

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