Oliver Snyder Fretter

1923–2014 (Age 91)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Oliver Snyder

When Oliver Snyder Fretter was born on 15 April 1923, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, Nathan Fred Fretter, was 32 and his mother, Verna Snyder, was 31. He lived in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 29 June 2014, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Berkley, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Nathan Fred Fretter
Verna Snyder
Oliver Snyder Fretter

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World Events (8)

1925 · The First Municipally Owned Airport in the Country.

Age 2

The Cleveland Hopkins Airport was named after its founder, William R. Hopkins, and it was the first municipality-owned airport in the United States. It also is the home of the first air traffic control tower, the first ground-to-air radio control system, the first airfield lighting system, and the first U.S. airport to be directly connected to a local rail transit system. It is still in operation today and is the 43rd busiest airport in the United States.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 (2)

  • Oliver S Fretter in household of Nathan F Fretter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oliver Fretter, "Find A Grave Index"

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