William Henry Fechtler

1878–1962 (Age 84)
Beaufort, Franklin, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Henry

William Henry Fechtler was born on 24 January 1878, in Beaufort, Franklin, Missouri, United States. He married Katharine "Katie" Brune on 14 December 1904. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 6 May 1962, at the age of 84.

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William Henry Fechtler
Katharine "Katie" Brune
Marriage: 14 December 1904
Paul F. Fechtler

Spouse & Children

14 December 1904
Okarche, Canadian, Oklahoma, USA


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a professional fencer or duelist, from Middle High German vehten ‘to fence’. This may have denoted someone who fought for public entertainment at fairgrounds and markets.

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

Sources (3)

  • 1920 United States Federal Census
  • 1910 United States Federal Census
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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