Henry Fries

10 December 1893–16 January 1974 (Age 80)
Santa Clara, California, United States

The Life of Henry

Henry Fries was born on 10 December 1893, in Santa Clara, California, United States as the son of Freese and Elizabeth. He married Irma Rose Dickinson on 17 July 1954, in Santa Clara, California, United States. He died on 16 January 1974, in his hometown, at the age of 80.

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Henry Fries
Irma Rose Dickinson
Marriage: 17 July 1954

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17 July 1954
Santa Clara, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Jewish (from the Netherlands), Danish, and Swedish:1. ethnic name for someone from Friesland. The name of this region is ancient and of uncertain origin; the most plausible speculation derives it from an Indo-European root prei- ‘to cut’, with reference to the dikes necessary for the cultivation of low-lying land. There is archaeological evidence of the construction of ditches and dams along the southern shores of the North Sea from at least the time of Christ. 2. occupational name for a builder of dams and dikes. The word was used in this sense in various parts of Germany during the Middle Ages, and is probably a transferred use of the ethnic term, dike building being a characteristic occupation of Frieslanders. 3. diminutive of Friedrich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry A Freese in household of William H Zieber, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Freese in household of Calvin V Brunk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry Freese in household of Elizabeth Freese, "United States Census, 1910"

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