Ethel Rose Fritz

Female9 February 1912–29 February 1984

Brief Life History of Ethel Rose

When Ethel Rose Fritz was born on 9 February 1912, in Illinois, United States, her father, Francis Killian Fritz, was 23 and her mother, Lillian M. Podach, was 21. She married Merle Donald Bussell on 18 June 1932, in Starke, Indiana, United States. She lived in Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 29 February 1984, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 72.

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Merle Donald Bussell
Ethel Rose Fritz
Marriage: 18 June 1932

Sources (3)

  • Ethel Bussell in household of Merle Bussell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Rose Fritz in entry for Merle Bussell, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Ethel Fritz in entry for Arthur J Tonner, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1932Starke, Indiana, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

    Age 1

    Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.


    Age 19

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    German: from a pet form of the personal name Friedrich . This form of the surname is also found in Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, and France (Alsace and Lorraine), and also in central European countries such as Slovenia, Croatia, Czechia, and Slovakia, where it is more often spelled in the Slavicized form Fric (see below).

    Americanized or Germanized form of Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Fric: from the personal name Fric, a pet form, of German origin (see above), of Old Czech and Slovak Fridrich, Slovenian Friderik, Croatian Fridrik, equivalents of German Friedrich .

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

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