Harold Frederick Fries

7 March 1900–26 August 1981 (Age 81)
Bremen, German Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary 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, Portage Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 26 August 1981, in France, at the age of 81.

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Harold Frederick Fries
Edna Florine Thielens
Marriage: 21 March 1929

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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:1. ethnic name for someone from Friesland. The name of this region is ancient and of uncertain origin; the most plausible speculation derives it from an Indo-European root prei- ‘to cut’, with reference to the dikes necessary for the cultivation of low-lying land. There is archaeological evidence of the construction of ditches and dams along the southern shores of the North Sea from at least the time of Christ. 2. occupational name for a builder of dams and dikes. The word was used in this sense in various parts of Germany during the Middle Ages, and is probably a transferred use of the ethnic term, dike building being a characteristic occupation of Frieslanders. 3. diminutive of Friedrich .

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

Possible Related Names

De Vries
De Fries

Sources (6)

  • Harold F Fries in household of Edna W Thielens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold Fries in household of William Fries, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harold Frederic Fries, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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