John Dennis Foley

15 July 1897–6 November 1980 (Age 83)
Sargent Township, Sargent, North Dakota, United States

The Life of John Dennis

John Dennis Foley was born on 15 July 1897, in Sargent Township, Sargent, North Dakota, United States. He married Alice Frisk on 28 February 1926, in Breckenridge, Wilkin, Minnesota, United States. He died on 6 November 1980, in Wahpeton, Richland, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Freeman Cemetery, Richland, Dakota Territory, United States.

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John Dennis Foley
Alice Frisk
Marriage: 28 February 1926

Spouse and Children

28 February 1926
Breckenridge, Wilkin, Minnesota, United States

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. (southern) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Foghladha ‘descendant of Foghlaidh ’, a byname meaning ‘pirate’, ‘marauder’. 2. (northern) Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Searraigh( see Mcsharry ), chosen because of its phonetic approximation to English foal.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John M. Foley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Foley, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Foley - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: John Foley

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