Myrtle Isabelle Fretter Fox

1898–1989 (Age 90)
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Myrtle Isabelle

When Myrtle Isabelle Fretter Fox was born on 12 December 1898, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, Emanuel James Fretter, was 26 and her mother, Amanda Roush Fretter, was 19. She married Robert Theodore Fox on 18 February 1920, in Fremont Township, Saginaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1966 and Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States in 1989. She died on 8 October 1989, in Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

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Myrtle Isabelle Fretter Fox
Robert Theodore Fox
Marriage: 18 February 1920
Maxine Fretter

Spouse & Children

18 February 1920
Fremont Township, Saginaw, Michigan, United States


  • Maxine Fretter


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 5

"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 25

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)

  • Mrytle Fretter in household of Arthur Fretter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle E Fretter in household of Emanuel Fretter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle I Fretter in household of Emanuel Fretter, "United States Census, 1900"

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