Fred Petrie

about 1905–about 1952 (Age 47)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Fred

When Fred Petrie was born about 1905, in Illinois, United States, his father, Frederick Bryant Petrie, was 27 and his mother, Carrie Stella Strawn, was 25. He married Viola M Toussaint about 1927. He lived in Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died about 1952, at the age of 47.

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Fred Petrie
Viola M Toussaint
Marriage: about 1927

Spouse and Children

about 1927

Parents and Siblings




    Marie Petrie


World Events (8)

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 5

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.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 12

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 13

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

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal names Peter or Patrick .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Frederick Petrie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Petrie, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred Petre in household of Fred Petre, "United States Census, 1920"

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