Mary Etta Dreese

7 April 1895–17 September 1985 (Age 90)
Beavertown, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Etta

When Mary Etta Dreese was born on 7 April 1895, in Beavertown, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Albert Dreese, was 22 and her mother, Annie Malinda Snook, was 22. She married Edwin Ritzman Freed on 1 October 1912, in Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Adams Township, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Beaver Township, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 September 1985, in Beavertown, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Beavertown, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Edwin Ritzman Freed
Mary Etta Dreese
Marriage: 1 October 1912

Spouse and Children

1 October 1912
Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Ada M. Dries


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 10

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Drees .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Freed in household of Edwin R Freed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Freed in household of Edwin R Freed, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Dreese in household of Albert E Dreese, "United States Census, 1910"

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