Birney Fechtling

1897–1977 (Age 79)
Martinstown, Putnam, Missouri, United States

The Life of Birney

When Birney Fechtling was born on 7 September 1897, in Martinstown, Putnam, Missouri, United States, his father, Francis ( Frank) Sickles Fechtling, was 35 and his mother, Dora Christina Livezey, was 25. He married Geneva Marie Husted on 4 January 1920. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Elm Township, Putnam, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 24 March 1977, in Novinger, Adair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Putnam, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Birney Fechtling
Geneva Marie Husted
Marriage: 4 January 1920
Virginia Irene Fechtling
Vivan Marie Fechting
Lois I Fechting

Spouse & Children

4 January 1920


  • Virginia Irene Fechtling


  • Vivan Marie Fechting


  • Lois I Fechting


Parents & Siblings

  • Francis ( Frank) Sickles Fechtling


  • Dora Christina Livezey




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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Story Highlight

Gleaned from Biography by Vivan FechtlingYoung 70's

Burney and Geneva lived on the family farm all there life. He served as Director of Bank of Kirksville, MO. This is the bank his father helped establish near Martinstown.

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Sources (3)

  • Birney Fechtling, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Birney Fechtling, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Birney Fechtting in household of Frank J Fechtting, "United States Census, 1910"

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