Flossie Belle Spurrier

Brief Life History of Flossie Belle

When Flossie Belle Spurrier was born in 1896, her father, William Weston Spurrier, was 26 and her mother, Luella Archer Bates, was 19. She had at least 5 sons with Forest E. Brown. She lived in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Flint Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died in 1966, at the age of 70, and was buried in Garfield Township Cemetery, Lake, Garfield Township, Clare, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Forest E. Brown
1897–1959
Flossie Belle Spurrier
1896–1966
Max Weston Brown
1917–1990
Marwell E Brown
1922–2001
Billy Lee Brown
1925–2006
Duane Jay Brown
1927–1928
Dennis Forest Brown
1929–1993

Sources (11)

  • Flossie Brown in household of Forest Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Flossie Belle Spurrier, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Flossie B. Spurrier Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who made spurs, from Middle English sporier(e), spurier(e) ‘spurrier’ (an agent derivative of Middle English spore, spure ‘spur’).

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

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