Flora Mae Reiber

23 June 1915–25 June 1999 (Age 84)
Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Flora Mae

When Flora Mae Reiber was born on 23 June 1915, in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States, her father, Perry Oliver Reiber, was 28 and her mother, Winifred Eunice Hermon, was 25. She married Herman E. Patton on 30 June 1933, in Corona, Riverside, California, United States. She died on 25 June 1999, in Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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Herman E. Patton
Flora Mae Reiber
Marriage: 30 June 1933

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30 June 1933
Corona, Riverside, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 16

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for an assistant in a bathhouse or a barber's shop, from an agent derivative of Middle High German riben ‘to rub’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish rayber ‘great eater’, ‘someone who rubs’ (see 1).

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

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