Florence Ethel Ohm

4 February 1895–22 December 1975 (Age 80)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Florence Ethel

When Florence Ethel Ohm was born on 4 February 1895, in Illinois, United States, her father, Henry Fielding Ohm, was 37 and her mother, Cora Grant Rhoades, was 25. She lived in Paradise Township, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 22 December 1975, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon Township, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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Henry Fielding Ohm
Cora Grant Rhoades
Florence Ethel Ohm
Ethel Ohm
Vincent Ohm

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 1
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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America
Age 15
When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 21
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 North German (also Öhm): kinship name from Middle Low German ōm ‘maternal uncle’, ‘relative’, which was used as a respectful form of address for older people. Compare Neve .2 Norwegian: habitational name from farmsteads on the west coast named Om or Åm, from Old Norse áum, dative plural of á ‘small river’.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Florence Ohm in household of Henry Ohm, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence E Ohm in household of Henry F Ohm, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence Ethel Ohme, "Find A Grave Index"

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