Elizabeth V. Fegley

1880–1959 (Age 79)
Kutztown, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth V.

Elizabeth V. Fegley was born on 23 February 1880, in Kutztown, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Henry John Fegely and Virgie Tegely. She married Harry Ward Groff in 1905, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Berlin, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 13 October 1959, in Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Berlin, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elizabeth V. Fegley
Harry Ward Groff
Marriage: 1905
Etta May Groff

Spouse & Children

Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Etta May Groff


Parents & Siblings

  • Henry John Fegely


  • Virgie Tegely




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 13

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Vögli, metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher or nickname for someone with birdlike features, from a diminutive of Vogel .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Groff in household of Harry Groff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth Groff in household of Harry Groff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth Groff in household of Harry W Groff, "United States Census, 1920"

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