Joseph Frey (1880 - 1916)

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Joseph Frey
1880 - 1916
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c. 1880
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March 1, 1916
Kings County, New York United States
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Joseph Frey was born c. 1880. He died on March 1, 1916 in New York United States at 36 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph Frey died on March 1, 1916 in New York United States at 36 years old. He was born c. 1880. There is no information about Joseph's family or relationships.

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In 1880, in the year that Joseph Frey was born, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

In 1896, by the time he was 16 years old, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1897, at the age of 17 years old, Joseph was alive when on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1905, when he was 25 years old, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1916, in the year of Joseph Frey's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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