Charlotte Truran

17 December 1894–6 August 1985 (Age 90)
Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charlotte

When Charlotte Truran was born on 17 December 1894, in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States, her father, William James Truran, was 28 and her mother, Margery Tyack, was 28. She married William George Crothers about 1917, in Michigan, United States. She died on 6 August 1985, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90.

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William George Crothers
Charlotte Truran
Marriage: about 1917

Spouse and Children

about 1917
Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (Cornish): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lottie Turan in household of William J Turan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charlotte Crothers in household of William Crothers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charollet Crothers in household of William A Crothers, "United States Census, 1930"

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