Meda Elmira Debar

22 March 1893–June 1985 (Age 92)
Isabella, Michigan, United States

The Life of Meda Elmira

When Meda Elmira Debar was born on 22 March 1893, in Isabella, Michigan, United States, her father, William Bert Debarr, was 29 and her mother, Caroline Wood, was 24. She married George Roland Fonger on 26 July 1916, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Highland, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1920 and White Lake, White Lake Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died in June 1985, in Iosco, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

George Roland Fonger
Meda Elmira Debar
Marriage: 26 July 1916
Donald Fonger
Dorothy Fonger

Spouse and Children

26 July 1916
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States


    Donald Fonger


    Dorothy Fonger


Parents and Siblings

    William Bert Debarr


    Caroline Wood




    Winnie Debar


    Nealy DeBar



    John A. Debar


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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

Age 10

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.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

French: habitational name for someone from a place named Bar, in Aveyron, Ardennes, and Corrèze, or possibly Bar-sur-Aube in Champagne or Bar-sur-Seine in Aube.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Meda Debar in household of Bert Debar, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Meda Fonger in household of George Fonger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Meadea Fonger in household of George R Fonger, "United States Census, 1930"

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