Freda Ellen Winks

1 June 1889–
Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Freda Ellen

When Freda Ellen Winks was born on 1 June 1889, in Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Herbert Theoderic Winks, was 35 and her mother, Adelaide Louise Jamison, was 39.

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Herbert Theoderic Winks
Adelaide Louise Jamison
Lillian E. Winks
Lela Jane Winks
Gilbert Winks
Freda Ellen Winks
Howard J Winks

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 14

"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 31

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

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): probably a variant of Wink .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Freda Ellen Winks, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Freda Winks in household of Herbert Winks, "Michigan State Census, 1894"
  • Freda Ellen Winks, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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