David Shelly Frey

1893–1980 (Age 87)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of David Shelly

When David Shelly Frey was born on 4 March 1893, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David N Frey, was 39 and his mother, Susan Clare Shelly, was 37. He married Elda M Wertz on 24 December 1917, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Muhlenberg, Alsace Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Muhlenberg Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died in November 1980, in Temple, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton, Alsace Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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David Shelly Frey
Elda M Wertz
Marriage: 24 December 1917
Warren D Frey
Pauline W Frey
Grace W Frey
Russell J Frey
William H Frey
Anna K Frey

Spouse & Children

24 December 1917
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Male1918–1976Male

  • Pauline W Frey


  • Grace W Frey


  • Russell J Frey


  • William H Frey


+1 More Child

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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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 12

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. 
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: status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vrī ‘free’, ‘independent’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • David Fry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • David S Frey in household of Howard W Wertz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David S Frey, "United States Census, 1930"

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