Alpha Freer

MaleAugust 1834–1917

Brief Life History of Alpha

When Alpha Freer was born in August 1834, in New York, United States, his father, Alva Freer, was 21 and his mother, Phebe Ann Streeter, was 19. He married Almira Odelia Newton on 21 August 1853, in Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Alaiedon Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Leslie, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died in 1917, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Alpha Freer
Almira Odelia Newton
Marriage: 21 August 1853
Emory Freer
Ordelia Lois Freer
about 1866–1923
Mary Freer
about 1874–
Clarence C Freer
Bert L. Freer
Dolly Jane Freer
Henry E. Freer
Ella M. Freer

Sources (22)

  • Alfa Freer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alpha Freer - Government record: birth: 1835; New York, United States
  • Alpha Freer, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1853Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 3

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 29

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: sometimes from Middle English frere, frier ‘brother, friend, comrade’ (Old French frere). During the 13th century, however, the word increasingly denoted ‘member of one of the mendicant religious orders’, the usual modern sense of the word friar. The first friars arrived in England in 1224. As with Abbot , Monk , Nunn , and Prior , late medieval use of Frere as a nickname was probably uncomplimentary, for by the mid 14th century the once popular friars had become a byword in satirical literature for self-indulgent, smooth-talking hypocrisy. Friars were not allowed to marry, but some of them probably fathered children. After the Reformation former friars were free to marry, and one such is said to have been the progenitor of the Friers of Melrose parish, Roxburgh, an instance, if true, of post-medieval surname creation. The name may also be occupational, for someone who lived or worked at a friary (Middle English frere ‘house of friars’).

    Americanized form of French Frère (see Frere ).

    German: cognate of Friedrich .

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

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