Loretta Odelia Delainey

2 May 1897–24 April 1982 (Age 85)
Paris Township, Huron, Michigan, United States

The Life of Loretta Odelia

When Loretta Odelia Delainey was born on 2 May 1897, in Paris Township, Huron, Michigan, United States, her father, William Delainey, was 26 and her mother, Katherine Schmitt, was 22. She married Balzer Frehlich on 22 August 1919, in Leipzig, Saskatchewan, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 April 1982, in Lloydminster (Part), Saskatchewan, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Jackfish Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Balzer Frehlich
Loretta Odelia Delainey
Marriage: 22 August 1919
Magdalene Christine Frehlich
William Frehlich
Alphonse Frehlich
George Frehlich
Gabriel Frehlich
George Frehlich
Elizabeth Jean Frehlich

Spouse and Children

22 August 1919
Leipzig, Saskatchewan, Canada



    William Frehlich



    George Frehlich


    Gabriel Frehlich


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 6

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from any of various minor places in northern France named from Old French aunaie ‘alder grove’.2 Irish: Anglicized form, influenced by the Norman name, of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine ‘descendant of Dubhshláine’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge’, ‘defiance’. MacLysaght, however, suggests that this element may be from the Sláinge river.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nerrettha Daleney in household of William Deleney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Loretta Delaney in household of William Delaney, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Loratta Delozny, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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