Ethel Janet Fleming

Female2 December 1901–2 December 1965

Brief Life History of Ethel Janet

Ethel J. Fleming was born in Melrose Park, Illinois in 1901. Ray Kroc and Ethel Fleming met in 1919, and soon fell in love before getting married in 1922, and then moving to Chicago, Illinois. They welcomed their daughter Marilyn in 1924. Ray was often busy in various business endeavors, and the marriage ended up in divorce in 1961. She never remarried, and died on her 64th birthday in 1965 …here is her obituary: Ethel Kroc of 620 Ironwood Drive , Arlington Heights, Dec. 2, mother of Mrs. James W. Barg of Evanston; sister of Mrs. F. R. Nerger of Pensacola, Fla. and Andrew E. Fleming of Evanston and Clearwater, Fla. Services private. Chicago Tribune: 3 Dec 1965:

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Family Time Line

Raymond Albert Kroc
Ethel Janet Fleming
Marriage: 2 June 1923
Marilyn Janet Kroc

Sources (11)

  • Ethel J Kroc, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ethel Fleming, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Ethel Kroc, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1923Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 1

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

    Age 4

    The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 17

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders, from Middle English fleming. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamanc ‘Fleming’, from the stem flam- + the ancient Germanic suffix -ing. In the Middle Ages there was considerable commercial intercourse between England and the Netherlands, particularly in the wool trade, and many Flemish weavers and dyers settled in England. This surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland, where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléamonn.

    German: variant of Flemming , cognate with 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Death Notice: Ethel Janet Fleming

    From the Chicago Tribune: 3 Dec 1965: Kroc Ethel J. Kroc of 620 Ironwood Drive , Arlington Heights, Dec. 2, mother of Mrs. James W. Barg of Evanston; sister of Mrs. F. R. Nerger of Pensacola, Fla. …

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