Florence Westphall

Female8 June 1875–5 January 1944

Brief Life History of Florence

When Florence Westphall was born on 8 June 1875, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Nicholas Westphall, was 53 and her mother, Lucinda Taft, was 47. She married George M. Fritts in February 1910, in Lima, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Lima, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. She died on 5 January 1944, in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Genoa City, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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George M. Fritts
Florence Westphall
Marriage: February 1910
Glen Westphall
Donald M. Fritts

Sources (6)

  • Florence Fritts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Westphall Fritts, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Florence E Fritts, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    February 1910Lima, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 1

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

    Age 8

    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Westfahl or Westphal .

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

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