Cecil Howard Freund

1925–1993 (Age 68)
Needville, Fort Bend, Texas, United States

The Life of Cecil Howard

When Cecil Howard Freund was born on 24 November 1925, in Needville, Fort Bend, Texas, United States, his father, Cecil Clarence Freund, was 26 and his mother, Minnie Essie Moore, was 25. He married Geneva Mathews on 11 June 1949, in Harris, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 2, Fort Bend, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 4 December 1993, at the age of 68, and was buried in Pearland, Brazoria, Texas, United States.

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Cecil Howard Freund
Geneva Mathews
Marriage: 11 June 1949
Cecil Howard Jr. Freund
Michael Gene Freund
David Wayne Freund

Spouse & Children

11 June 1949
Harris, Texas, United States


  • Cecil Howard Jr. Freund


  • Michael Gene Freund


  • David Wayne Freund


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 4

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

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 German: nickname for a companionable person, from Middle High German vriunt ‘friend’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Freund ‘friend’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Howard Freund in household of Cecil C Freund, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cecil H Freund in household of Cecil C Freund, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cecil Freund Sr in entry for Damon Michael Or Pooney Freund, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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