Mary Elizabeth Fetzer

16 August 1914–28 November 2002 (Age 88)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Fetzer was born on 16 August 1914, in Ohio, United States, her father, John Lawrence Fetzer, was 32 and her mother, Bertha Klemkovics, was 21. She married John Edward Van Dyke on 31 July 1934, in Mahoning, Ohio, United States. She died on 28 November 2002, in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88.

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John Edward Van Dyke
Mary Elizabeth Fetzer
Marriage: 31 July 1934

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31 July 1934
Mahoning, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German:1. occupational name for a ragman, from an agent derivative of Middle High German vetze ‘scrap’, ‘rag’ or vetzen ‘to tear or shred’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy area, from Swabian Fätsche ‘marsh’. 3. altered spelling of Pfetzer , a nickname from Middle High German phetzen ‘to pinch’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Fetzer in household of John Fetzer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Fetzer in entry for David E Williams and Ruth van Dyke, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Mary Elizabeth Fetzer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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