Harold Frederick Fries

Male7 March 1900–26 August 1981

Brief Life History of Harold Frederick

When Harold Frederick Fries was born on 7 March 1900, in Bremen, German Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States, his father, William M Fries, was 44 and his mother, Adeline Amacher, was 41. He married Edna Florine Thielens on 21 March 1929, in Indiana, United States. He lived in German Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States in 1900 and South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 26 August 1981, in France, at the age of 81, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Harold Frederick Fries
1900–1981
Edna Florine Thielens
1906–1989
Marriage: 21 March 1929

Sources (6)

  • Harold F Fries in household of Edna W Thielens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold Frederic Fries, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Harold Frederick Fries, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    21 March 1929Indiana, United States
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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    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.

    1905 · The Law Separates Church and State

    Age 5

    In December of 1905 a law was passed that separated church and state. It made it so that prayer could not be said before a parliamentary meeting or in schools. It also made it so that working on Sunday was legalized.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 23

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    German, Dutch, Jewish (from the Netherlands), Danish, and Swedish: ethnic name for someone from Friesland, province in the Netherlands and a region in northwestern Germany, in the Middle Ages part of the larger northwest region Fresia. This form of the surname is rare in the Netherlands but very common in Germany. Compare De Fries and De Vries .

    German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: from the personal name Friso, which refers to the ethnic name (see 1 above).

    South German: occupational name for a builder of dams and dikes. The word was used in this sense in various parts of Germany and Switzerland during the Middle Ages, and is perhaps a transferred use of the ethnic term, dike building being a characteristic occupation of Frieslanders.

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

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