Earl Benjamin Fly

17 July 1900–15 December 1969 (Age 69)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Earl Benjamin

When Earl Benjamin Fly was born on 17 July 1900, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Luther E. Fly, was 38 and his mother, Minnie Eizabeth Williams, was 36. He married Mary Virginia Black on 15 May 1920, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Humboldt, Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1918 and Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 December 1969, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Medina, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

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Earl Benjamin Fly
Mary Virginia Black
Marriage: 15 May 1920

Spouse and Children

15 May 1920
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Luther E. Fly


    Minnie Eizabeth Williams




    Edgar Bernie Fly


    Prentis Fly



    Zelma E Fly


World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

Age 1

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 Danish: unexplained.3 Perhaps an altered spelling of Dutch Vlij, a topographic name from vallei ‘lowland’, ‘marsh’; in New Netherland this became a common term for a swamp.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl Fly in household of Luther E Fly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Karl Fly in household of Luther E Fly, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earl Fly in household of Minnie Fly, "United States Census, 1930"

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