Florence Irma Felsch

21 March 1897–14 June 1928 (Age 31)
Grundy, Illinois, United States

The Life of Florence Irma

When Florence Irma Felsch was born on 21 March 1897, in Grundy, Illinois, United States, her father, Louis William Felsch, was 38 and her mother, Emily Marand Shaffer, was 34. She married Ray Francillo Durfee on 29 May 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Morris Township, Grundy, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 14 June 1928, in Daly City, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

Ray Francillo Durfee
Florence Irma Felsch
Marriage: 29 May 1917
Virginia F. Durfee
Ruth Florence Durfee
Clifford Ray Durfee
Robert Roy Durfee

Spouse and Children

29 May 1917


Parents and Siblings



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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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 9

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

German:1. nickname for someone with a deformed heel, from Middle High German verse(n) ‘heel’. 2. nickname for a handsome, young person, from Middle Low German versch ‘fresh’, ‘new’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Florence Felsch in household of Emma L Felsch, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Felsch in entry for Ray Durfee, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • Florence Felsch in entry for Roy Durfee, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"

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