Florence Ellen Fretter Mecum

1903–1999 (Age 95)
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Florence Ellen

When Florence Ellen Fretter Mecum was born on 8 October 1903, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, Emanuel James Fretter, was 31 and her mother, Amanda Roush Fretter, was 24. She had at least 1 daughter with Harold Clayborn Moreland. She lived in Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Woodhull Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 3 March 1999, in Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Glenwood, Pike, Arkansas, United States.

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Florence Ellen Fretter Mecum
Harold Clayborn Moreland
Clara Bell Moreland

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 1

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fretter, an occupational name for a maker of ornaments (especially for the hair) consisting of jewels set in a lattice network, from an agent derivative of Middle English frette, Old French frete ‘interlaced work’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Florence E Moreland in household of Harold C Moreland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence E Fretter in household of Emenuel Fretter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mrs Florence Mecum in entry for Mrs Amanda Iona Crary, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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