Henry Friesen

1894–1973 (Age 78)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Friesen was born in July 1894, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Johann F. Friesen, was 28 and his mother, Susan Fast, was 24. He lived in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1906 and Saskatchewan, Canada in 1911. He died on 4 February 1973, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 78.

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Johann F. Friesen
Susan Fast
John Friesen
Henry Friesen
Cornelius J Friesen
Goldie Friesen
Harry J Friesen

Parents & Siblings

  • Johann F. Friesen


  • Susan Fast




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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 and Dutch: patronymic from Fries .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry Friesen in household of John Friesen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henary Fresen in household of John F Fresen, "Canada Census, 1906"
  • Hy J Friesen in household of John F Friesen, "Canada Census, 1911"

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