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Josephine E Frey (1902 - 1989)

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Josephine E Frey
1902 - 1989
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March 5, 1902
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June 2, 1989
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Highland, Madison County, Illinois 62249
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Josephine E Frey was born on March 5, 1902. She died on June 2, 1989 at age 87. We know that Josephine E Frey had been residing in Highland, Madison County, Illinois 62249.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Josephine E Frey died on June 2, 1989 at 87 years old. She was born on March 5, 1902. We are unaware of information about Josephine's surviving family. We know that Josephine E Frey had been residing in Highland, Madison County, Illinois 62249.
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In 1902, in the year that Josephine E Frey was born, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1918, at the age of 16 years old, Josephine was alive when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1925, by the time she was 23 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1948, when she was 46 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1989, in the year of Josephine E Frey's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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