Katie Flora Mercer

22 October 1907–26 April 1995 (Age 87)
Grayson, Logan, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Katie Flora

When Katie Flora Mercer was born on 22 October 1907, her father, William Burton Mercer, was 31 and her mother, Mary Worthy Sell, was 28. She married Goldie Clay Jones on 15 April 1923, in Logan, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Rover, Yell, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Sugar Creek Township, Logan, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 26 April 1995, at the age of 87, and was buried in Grayson, Logan, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Goldie Clay Jones
Katie Flora Mercer
Marriage: 15 April 1923
J R Jones
Mary Jane Jones
Vera Mae Jones

Spouse and Children

15 April 1923
Logan, Arkansas, United States


    J R Jones



    Vera Mae Jones


Parents and Siblings

    William Burton Mercer





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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 15

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, ‘merchandise’). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Katie Jones in household of Goldy C Jones, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Katy Mercer in household of William B Mercer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Katie Jones in entry for Mary Jane Cox, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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