Florence Catherine Dix

9 July 1896–13 September 1975 (Age 79)
Troutdale, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Florence Catherine

When Florence Catherine Dix was born on 9 July 1896, in Troutdale, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, her father, Commodore Palmer "Pam" Dix, was 35 and her mother, Dora Anna Messinger, was 31. She married Thomas Loren Skelly on 10 November 1912, in Butte, California, United States. She lived in Monticello, Cowlitz, Washington, United States in 1900 and Chico Judicial Township, Butte, California, United States in 1940. She died on 13 September 1975, in Chico, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Chico, Butte, California, United States.

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Thomas Loren Skelly
Florence Catherine Dix
Marriage: 10 November 1912

Spouse and Children

10 November 1912
Butte, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 1

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence C Skelly in household of Thomas L Skelly, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence C Dix in household of Comodore Dix, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence C Dix in household of Commodore P Dix, "United States Census, 1910"

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