Meryl Adele Fitch

21 July 1892–23 August 1964 (Age 72)
Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States

The Life of Meryl Adele

When Meryl Adele Fitch was born on 21 July 1892, in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States, her father, John Henry C Fitch, was 23 and her mother, Philena Jane Babcock, was 21. She married Charles Hiram Draper on 14 May 1914, in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Red Lodge, Carbon, Montana, United States for about 15 years and Kalispell Township, Flathead, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 23 August 1964, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States.

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Charles Hiram Draper
Meryl Adele Fitch
Marriage: 14 May 1914
Richard J Draper
Gayle A Draper
Harold C F Draper

Spouse and Children

14 May 1914
Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1895: Yellowstone, Montana, United States; 1895: Carbon, Montana, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1911 · County-Busting

Age 19

In an event called the county-busting craze that took place from 1911-1925, twenty-five new counties were made in Montana

Name Meaning

English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an ironpointed implement.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merl? Fitch in household of John H C Fitch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Meryl F Draper in household of Charles H Draper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Meyrl A Fitch in household of John H C Fitch, "United States Census, 1900"

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