Alpha Freer

August 1834–1917 (Age 82)
New York, United States

The Life 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 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
1834–1917
Almira Odelia Newton
1837–1923
Marriage: 21 August 1853
Emory Freer
1855–1923
Ordelia Lois Freer
1866–1923
Mary Freer
1874–
Clarence C Freer
1862–1942
Bert L. Freer
1867–1930
Dolly Jane Freer
1870–
Henry E. Freer
1873–1910
Ella M. Freer
1877–1933

Spouse and Children

    Male1834–1917Male

    Almira Odelia Newton

    Female1837–1923Female

MARRIAGE
21 August 1853
Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
children

(8)

    Emory Freer

    Male1855–1923Male

    Clarence C Freer

    Male1862–1942Male

    Ordelia Lois Freer

    Female1866–1923Female

    Bert L. Freer

    Male1867–1930Male

    Dolly Jane Freer

    Female1870–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1813–1896Male

    Phebe Ann Streeter

    Female1815–1893Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1834–1917Male

    Sarah A Freer

    Female1835–1911Female

    Mary Elizabeth Freer

    Female1838–1910Female

    Male1842–1856Male

    Female1842–1880Female

+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.
1837

Age 3

Michigan is the 26th state.
1863

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old French and Middle English frere ‘friar’ (Latin frater, literally ‘brother’). This was a status name for a member a religious order, especially a mendicant order, and may also have been a nickname for a pious person or for someone employed at a monastery.2 Americanized spelling of French Frère ( see Frere ).3 North German and Dutch: cognate of Friedrich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alpha Freer in household of Charles Glassbrook, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alpha Freer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alphy Freer in entry for Ella M. Freer, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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