Ethel Irene Foytik

15 September 1915–20 May 1994 (Age 78)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ethel Irene

When Ethel Irene Foytik was born on 15 September 1915, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Karoly Isadore Fojtyik, was 27 and her mother, Hermina Horvath, was 26. She married Wilbert Alphonse Muff on 23 July 1938. She died on 20 May 1994, at the age of 78.

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Wilbert Alphonse Muff
Ethel Irene Foytik
Marriage: 23 July 1938

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23 July 1938

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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 · The Cleveland Metro Parks

Age 2

The vision of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park came from William Albert Stinchcomb when he was appointed chief engineer of the City Parks Department. The Parks are a system of nature preserved parks encircling the city. It is unofficially referred to as the Emerald Necklace, because of the ring of green around the city. It is home to over 300 miles of trails as well as nature education centers, golf courses, and a zoo. Today the site gets over 18 million visitors a year with varying amenities and geographical features.
1936 · The Great Lakes Exposition

Age 21

Also known as the World's Fair of 1936, the Great Lakes Exposition was held along the shore of Lake Erie. It commemorated the centennial of Cleveland's incorporation as a city. It was designed after the Chicago World's Fair and exposed visitors to the cultures of other countries, celebrated industry, and promoted local businesses. Overall, the Fair drew in 11 million visitors during its two season run.

Name Meaning

Czech (Fojtík): occupational name for a bailiff, farm manager, or local administrative official, from German Vogt + the Slavic diminutive suffix -ik.

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

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