Mayme Fretter

1900–1988 (Age 87)
Hubbell, Houghton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mayme

When Mayme Fretter was born on 1 April 1900, in Hubbell, Houghton, Michigan, United States, her father, Johann Anton "Anthony" "Tony" Fretter, was 30 and her mother, Mary Spahn, was 25. She married Peter Forget on 29 January 1920, in Hubbell, Houghton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Torch Lake Township, Houghton, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 4 February 1988, in Houghton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Mayme Fretter
Peter Forget
Marriage: 29 January 1920
Margaret Forget
Lorraine Forget
Marcella Forget
Raymond Forget
Beatrice Forget
Mary E Forget

Spouse & Children

29 January 1920
Hubbell, Houghton, Michigan, United States


  • Margaret Forget


  • Lorraine Forget


  • Marcella Forget


  • Raymond Forget


  • Beatrice Forget


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1900–1988Female

  • Adeline Elizabeth Fretter


World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 3

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Mamie Forget in household of Peter Forget, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mamie Forget in household of Peter Forget, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mayme Fretter in household of Anton Fretter, "United States Census, 1910"

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