Margaret Zelma Kern

Brief Life History of Margaret Zelma

When Margaret Zelma Kern was born on 19 February 1900, in Palmyra, Marion, Missouri, United States, her father, Daniel Kern, was 47 and her mother, Mary Eliza Suit, was 34. She married James Thomas Greenlee on 19 May 1925, in Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in McDowell, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Old Fort Township, McDowell, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 8 January 1985, in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Thomas Greenlee
1894–1975
Margaret Zelma Kern
1900–1985
Marriage: 19 May 1925
Robert Warner Greenlee
1927–2002
Mary Josephine Greenlee
1931–1990

Sources (11)

  • Margaret Kern in household of Daniel Kern, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Zelma Kern, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Margaret Kern Greenlee, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kerne ‘kernel, seed, pip’; Middle Dutch kern(e), keerne; German Kern or Yiddish kern ‘grain’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a farmer, or a nickname for a physically small person. As a Jewish surname, it is mainly artificial.

English (southeastern): metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of milk churns, from Middle English kern, kirn, kurn, a side-form of chern ‘churn’. Compare Church .

Slovenian: nickname for a stunted person, from an old spelling of krn ‘stunted’.

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

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