Sarah Ann Fretter

1876–1960 (Age 84)
Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Fretter was born in 1876, in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Mr Fretter, was 22 and her mother, Ellen Coltman, was 22. She married Edward Octavius Hill on 30 August 1897, in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 18 August 1960, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 84.

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Sarah Ann Fretter
Edward Octavius Hill
Marriage: 30 August 1897
Clara Ellen Hill
Frank Edward Hill

Spouse & Children

30 August 1897
Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


  • Clara Ellen Hill


  • Male1901–1977Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Mr Fretter


  • Ellen Coltman




  • Female1876–1960Female

  • Walter Fretter


  • James Fretter


  • Henry Fretter


  • Ernest William Fretter


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 4

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 8

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 28

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • Sarah Ann Fretten, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Sarah Ann Fretter, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Sarah Fretter in entry for Clara Ellen Maunsell, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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