Tilly Marie Frink

22 May 1917–14 March 2002 (Age 84)
Carroll, Wayne, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Tilly Marie

When Tilly Marie Frink was born on 22 May 1917, in Carroll, Wayne, Nebraska, United States, her father, Harvey Whitmore Goodspeed Frink, was 44 and her mother, Margaret Sylvanus, was 38. She married Frank Wayne Graffis on 15 September 1937, in Yankton, South Dakota, United States. She lived in Garfield Township, Wayne, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 March 2002, in Bonney Lake, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 84.

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Frank Wayne Graffis
Tilly Marie Frink
Marriage: 15 September 1937

Spouse and Children

15 September 1937
Yankton, South Dakota, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 2

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 23

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

North German: reduced and altered pet form of the personal name Severin . This surname is common in the Lower Rhine area. Compare Frein .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tillia Frink in household of Harvey Frink, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Tillie Frink in household of Harve W G Frink, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tillie Graffis in household of Frank Graffis, "United States Census, 1940"

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