Walter Sylvester Freeman

Male9 March 1882–13 December 1938

Brief Life History of Walter Sylvester

When Walter Sylvester Freeman was born on 9 March 1882, in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Walter Freeman, was 44 and his mother, Caroline Lamoreaux, was 35. He married Winifred Maria Wright on 22 February 1906. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Romulus, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 13 December 1938, in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Inkster, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Walter Sylvester Freeman
Winifred Maria Wright
Marriage: 22 February 1906
James Wright Freeman
Carol Constance Freeman

Sources (18)

  • Walter S Freeman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Freeman, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Walter S Freeman, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1906
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

    Age 5

    "The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 16

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English freman, fremon ‘freeman, free-born man’ (Old English frēomann, frīgmann), used also occasionally as a personal name. As an African American surname it was in many cases adopted as a name denoting a man freed of slavery. See also Fryman and Free .

    Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe (see Seery ).

    Americanized form of French Lafrenière (see Lafreniere ).

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

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