Frederick Henry Ahrens

13 February 1887–
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Frederick Henry

When Frederick Henry Ahrens was born on 13 February 1887, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, his father, Henry Ahrens, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Celeste Bodine, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Henry Ahrens
1861–1929
Sarah Celeste Bodine
1860–1917
Frederick Henry Ahrens
1887–
Edith Sophie Ahrens
1898–
Edith Ahrens
1888–
Sophie Calister Ahrens
1888–
Helen Ahrens
1890–
Florence Ahrens
1890–
Harry Ahrens
1896–1963
Edna Louise Gloria Ahrens
1898–
Byron Ahrens
1901–

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Ahrens

    Male1861–1929Male

    Sarah Celeste Bodine

    Female1860–1917Female

siblings

(9)

    Male1887–Male

    Edith Ahrens

    Female1888–Female

    Sophie Calister Ahrens

    Female1888–Female

    Helen Ahrens

    Female1890–Female

    Florence Ahrens

    Female1890–Female

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World Events (3)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 26

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Name Meaning

1 North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Arend ( see Arndt ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): assimilation of the Jewish patronymic Aarons to the German name, which has a similar pronunciation.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Frederick Henry Ahrens, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Frederick Henry Ahrens, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"

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