Mary Ethel Conger

about August 1917–1 October 1992 (Age 75)
Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ethel

When Mary Ethel Conger was born about August 1917, her father, Charles Everett Conger, was 37 and her mother, Emma Maria Watkins, was 39. She married Sidney Gelb on 19 October 1940, in Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 1 October 1992, in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States.

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Sidney Gelb
Mary Ethel Conger
Marriage: 19 October 1940

Spouse and Children

19 October 1940
Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Conger in household of Charles E Conger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Conger in household of Charles E Conger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Ethel Conger Gelb, "Find A Grave Index"

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