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Katie Frey (1856 - 1910)

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Katie Frey
1856 - 1910
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c. 1856
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February 8, 1910
Kings County, New York United States
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Katie Frey was born c. 1856. She died on February 8, 1910 in New York United States at age 54.
Updated: August 14, 2013
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Katie Frey died on February 8, 1910 in New York United States at 54 years old. She was born c. 1856. We have no information about Katie's family or relationships.
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In 1856, in the year that Katie Frey was born, on February 18th, The American Party, also called the "Know-Nothings" because they were an anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant movement, assembled in Philadelphia to nominate their first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore. The party sought to keep the "purity" of elections by blocking "impure" foreigners.

In 1861, Katie was merely 5 years old when on February 11th the U.S. House voted unanimously to guarantee noninterference with slavery in any state, allowing states to decide whether they would allow slavery or not.

In 1879, she was 23 years old when on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1882, by the time she was 26 years old, on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

In 1910, in the year of Katie Frey's passing, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

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