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
1904–1978
Katie Flora Mercer
1907–1995
Marriage: 15 April 1923
J R Jones
1925–2014
Mary Jane Jones
1928–2014
Vera Mae Jones
1931–2018

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 April 1923
Logan, Arkansas, United States
children

(3)

    J R Jones

    Male1925–2014Male

    Female1928–2014Female

    Vera Mae Jones

    Female1931–2018Female

Parents and Siblings

    William Burton Mercer

    Male1876–1937Male

    Female1878–1953Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

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.
1931

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.

Possible Related Names

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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