Mary Dorothy Fretter

1923–1962 (Age 39)
Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Dorothy

When Mary Dorothy Fretter was born on 20 February 1923, in Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, United States, her father, John Edward Fretter, was 38 and her mother, Mary Jane Hughes, was 28. She married Robert Harlan Holzschuh on 3 December 1950, in Mower, Minnesota, United States. She lived in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 10 November 1962, at the age of 39, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene, Butler, Iowa, United States.

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Mary Dorothy Fretter
Robert Harlan Holzschuh
Marriage: 3 December 1950

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3 December 1950
Mower, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 3

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 11

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

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)

  • Dorthy Fretter in household of Mary Fretter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Dorothy Gretter in entry for Frederick Anthony Kezar, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Mary D Kezar, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

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