Fern O. Perry

1892–1984 (Age 91)
Wright Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Fern O.

When Fern O. Perry was born on 24 October 1892, in Wright Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, Lorenzo Omer Perry, was 26 and her mother, Etta J. Seeley, was 22. She died on 22 July 1984, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Omer Perry
1866–1940
Etta J. Seeley
1870–1963
Fern O. Perry
1892–1984
Floy Mable Perry
1897–1972
Bernice E. Perry
1901–1901

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World Events (8)

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 5

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Fern in household of Lorenzo, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fern Perry in household of Lorenzo Perry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fern O Perry in household of Lorenzo O Perry, "United States Census, 1910"

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