Ferna R. Gackler

1911–2001 (Age 89)
Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ferna R.

When Ferna R. Gackler was born on 11 August 1911, in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States, her father, Carl Frederick Gackler, was 34 and her mother, Lydia Catherine Steeby, was 29. She married Kenneth Carroll Moffit on 19 October 1940. She lived in Thornapple Township, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 April 2001, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89.

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Ferna R. Gackler
Kenneth Carroll Moffit
Marriage: 19 October 1940

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19 October 1940

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 2

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German gecke ‘fool’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Fernie Gackler in household of Lydia Gackler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ferna Gackler in household of Lydia Gackler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ferna R Gackler in household of Lydia C Gackler, "United States Census, 1940"

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