Florence May Kolsom

16 December 1893–18 April 1953 (Age 59)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Florence May

When Florence May Kolsom was born on 16 December 1893, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Henry Andrew Kolsom, was 41 and her mother, Clara Ida Maurer, was 28. She married Fred F Wolf on 11 May 1911, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1910. She died on 18 April 1953, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Fred F Wolf
Florence May Kolsom
Marriage: 11 May 1911
Evelyn R Wolf

Spouse and Children

11 May 1911
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


    Evelyn R Wolf


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Andrew Kolsom


    Clara Ida Maurer




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World Events (8)

1894 · May Day Riots of 1894

Age 1

The May Day Riots were a series of violent demonstrations that occurred throughout the city on May 1. The riots were caused after Cleveland's unemployment rate increased dramatically during the Panic of 1893, causing panic among the unemployed against the city leaders. The most rioters at one time was recorded as a crowd of 5,000 men.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Foulsham, a habitational name from Foulsham in Norfolk, so named from the Old English personal name Fugol + hām ‘homestead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence M Wolf in household of Fred F Wolf, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Kolson in household of Henry Kolson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence in entry for Clara Maurrer Folsom, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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