Doris Marie Freese

28 December 1920–25 February 2005 (Age 84)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Doris Marie

When Doris Marie Freese was born on 28 December 1920, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Willard Benton Freese, was 28 and her mother, Hazel Kofford, was 28. She married Charles Albert Gerard Jr on 4 May 1946, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 25 February 2005, in Concord, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Charles Albert Gerard Jr
Doris Marie Freese
Marriage: 4 May 1946

Spouse and Children

4 May 1946
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Esther Elizabeth Freeze



    George Robert Freese


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 17

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 North German form of Fries 1.2 Dutch: variant of Frese .3 English: metonymic occupational name for a weaver of frieze, a coarse woolen cloth with a thick nap, Old French frise.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Doris Freese in household of Willard Freese, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Doris Freese in household of Willard B Freese, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doris Marie Freese, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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