Edward Friel Jr.

10 April 1822–10 April 1905 (Age 83)
Fanad, Millford, County Donegal, Ireland

The Life Summary of Edward

When Edward Friel Jr. was born on 10 April 1822, in Fanad, Millford, County Donegal, Ireland, his father, Edward Friel Sr., was 36 and his mother, Catherine Sweeney, was 34. He married Hannah Elizabeth Sharp on 16 January 1844, in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. His occupation is listed as raised and weaved flax as a teenager in Ireland. He died on 10 April 1905, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Edward Friel Jr.
Margaret Ann Herbel
Marriage: 3 November 1855
Ann Elizabeth Friel
Mary Eliza Friel
Charles Edward Friel
Hanna Sharp Friel
Katherine Sweeney Friel
James William Friel
Edward Cornelius Friel
Stephen Francis Friel
Gilbert Herbel Friel
Chesley Winfred Friel
Garnet Whittier Friel
Charles Camden Friel

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  • Marriage
    3 November 1855
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 17
    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
    Age 23
    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Aileen, Brendan, Brigid, Colm, Colum, Kieran.Irish (mainly Donegal, and now also in Glasgow): from Gaelic Ó Frighil, which is a metathesized form of Ó Fearghail (see Farrell ).German: from a pet form of the personal name Friedrich .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Patriarchal blessing

    I have gg grandfather Edward Friel’s patriarchal blessing if anyone is interested in reading it. Please contact me cindyfovard@gmail.com I came by it through my father Boyd Friel’s family history coll …

    Sources (38)

    • Edwd Friel, „United States Census, 1860“
    • Edward Friel, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
    • Edward Friel in entry for Margaret Ann Friel, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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