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Florence Mae Fitzgerald
July 1st, 2007 by Jessica

Sisters Dorothy and Florence stand together outsideFlorence Mae Fitzgerald was born on April 1, 1934 in Hebron, Indiana. She was the seventh of fifteen children born to Vondall Euart Fitzgerald and Jennie Mae Fisher.

Smiling in a grade school portraitFlorence was given her middle name from her mother, Jennie Mae. Florence gave her only daughter Colleen Mae that name as well. Later, her son Douglass continued the tradition naming his first daughter Kathleen Mae. Kathleen then named her last child Rachel Mae to keep the name in the family.

Holding her son, Douglass in 1952Her siblings are: Kenneth Euart, Leonard Harold, Dorothy Louise, Donald Morris, Lewis Victor, Katherine Alice, Richard Delos, Robert William, Delmar James, David Lee, Charles Larry, Roy Allan, Thomas Dean, and Bruce Dale.

The Cole family poses together in a rare portraitFlorence married Duane Lyal Cole on January 20, 1951 in Valparaiso, Indiana. The couple had four children: Douglass Lyal, Keith Duane, Bret Alan, and Colleen Mae. Florence and Duane Cole pose together in 1989

Florence currently lives in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Florence holds her grandson, Noah, in December 2003She enjoys leading her local Red Hat club, playing computer games, collecting beanie babies, spending time with her family and traveling.


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