Richard H. Fretter

1919–1944 (Age 24)
California, United States

The Life of Richard H.

When Richard H. Fretter was born on 29 May 1919, in California, United States, his father, William Albert Fretter, was 29 and his mother, Dorothy Bach, was 28. He married Geraldine Richey on 6 March 1943, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in South Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 March 1944, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 24.

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Richard H. Fretter
Geraldine Richey
Marriage: 6 March 1943

Spouse & Children

6 March 1943
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Albert Fretter


  • Female1891–1968Female



World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 8

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fretter, an occupational name for a maker of ornaments (especially for the hair) consisting of jewels set in a lattice network, from an agent derivative of Middle English frette, Old French frete ‘interlaced work’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Vetter in household of Willie A Vetter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard Fretter in household of Dorothy Fretter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard H Fretter in household of Dorothy B Fretter, "United States Census, 1930"

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