Florence L. Berner

21 May 1919–11 April 1996 (Age 76)
Hesston, Harvey, Kansas, United States

The Life of Florence L.

When Florence L. Berner was born on 21 May 1919, in Hesston, Harvey, Kansas, United States, her father, Homer A. Berner, was 29 and her mother, Anna Roupp, was 26. She married Plezzie Jessie McCullough on 3 July 1942, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. She died on 11 April 1996, in Brewster, Okanogan, Washington, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Okanogan, Washington, United States.

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Plezzie Jessie McCullough
Florence L. Berner
Marriage: 3 July 1942

Spouse and Children

3 July 1942
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Leonard Berner



    Pearl Berner


    Wilma Berner


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 8

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 21

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Bernier .2 English: from Old English beornan ‘to burn’, hence an occupational name for a burner of lime ( compare German Kalkbrenner ) or charcoal. It may also have denoted someone who baked bricks or distilled spirits, or who carried out any other manufacturing process involving burning.3 English: occupational name for a keeper of hounds, from Old Norman French bern(i)er, brenier (a derivative of bren, bran ‘bran’, on which the dogs were fed).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Florence L Mccullough, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Florence Lucille Burner, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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