Tobie Marsh Freeman

7 October 1931–15 November 2013 (Age 82)
Fort Sam Houston Branch Post Office, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States

The Life of Tobie Marsh

When Tobie Marsh Freeman was born on 7 October 1931, in Fort Sam Houston Branch Post Office, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, his father, Samuel Patterson Freeman, was 32 and his mother, Annie Laura Marsh, was 28. He died on 15 November 2013, in Littleton, Jefferson, Colorado, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Samuel Patterson Freeman
Annie Laura Marsh
Tobie Marsh Freeman

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 3

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 18

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 22

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Free .2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe ( see Seery ).3 In New England, an English equivalent of French Foissy ( see Foisy ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tobie Marsh Freeman in household of Anna Laura Freeman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Tobie Marsh Freeman, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Tobie M Freeman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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