Mildred Rita Kearns

31 August 1911–7 June 1987 (Age 75)
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States

The Life of Mildred Rita

Mildred Rita Kearns was born on 31 August 1911, in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States as the daughter of Thomas Patrick Kearns and Mary Collette Smith. She died on 7 June 1987, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Edwin John Herrick
Mildred Rita Kearns

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    Thomas Patrick Kearns


    Mary Collette Smith




World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 3

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Céirín ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.

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

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