Margaret Fries (1903 - 1992)

A photo of Margaret Fries
Margaret Fries
1903 - 1992
updated February 06, 2019
Margaret Fries was born on March 13, 1903. She died on April 15, 1992 at 89 years of age.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Margaret Fries Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Margaret Fries, honor her ancestry & genealogy, and her immediate Fries family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Margaret Fries

First name

Margaret

Middle name

Unknown.

Maiden name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Female

Birth

Margaret Fries was born on

Death

Margaret Fries died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Margaret.

Burial / Funeral

Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section M Site 5509, 7601 34th Avenue, South, in Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Margaret's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Margaret a religious woman?

Last Known Residence

Unknown. Did Margaret move a lot? Where was her last known location?

Education

Did Margaret finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Margaret attend?

Professions

Share what Margaret did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Margaret's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PVT
Wars/Conflicts: World War I

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Margaret Fries?
View other bios of people named Margaret Frieses
Back to Top

Margaret Fries Family Tree

Margaret's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Fries family tree.

Margaret's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Margaret Fries
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Margaret's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Margaret Fries. Below are potential family photos that share Margaret's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Margaret during various points of her life

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Margaret

What do you remember about Margaret Fries? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Margaret is remembered.

Margaret Fries Obituary

This obit of Margaret Fries is maintained by Margaret's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Margaret Fries passed away on April 15, 1992 at age 89. She was buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section M Site 5509, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was born on March 13, 1903. We are unaware of information about Margaret's surviving family.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Margaret Fries

1903 - 1992 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Margaret's lifetime

In 1903, in the year that Margaret Fries was born, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1911, Margaret was only 8 years old when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1946, she was 43 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1979, at the age of 76 years old, Margaret was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1992, in the year of Margaret Fries's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

Other Biographies

Other Margaret Frieses

Margaret L Fries
Born: around 1917
Ohio, United States
Margaret Susan Fries
Aug 22, 1948 - Sep 17, 2011
Margaret L Fries
Apr 18, 1902 - Dec 17, 1992
Margaret v Fries
around 1887 - Nov 19, 1918
Margaret Fries
around 1858 - Mar 28, 1939
Margaret Fries
around 1856 - Oct 12, 1932
Margaret Fries
around 1862 - Mar 16, 1914
Margaret Fries
around 1819 - Jun 6, 1900
Margaret Fries
around 1863 - Aug 17, 1896
Margaret P Fries
Jan 14, 1898 - August 1990
Margaret Fries
Jan 11, 1910 - Nov 13, 2003
Fresno, CA
Margaret Fries
Nov 23, 1894 - April 1976
Fresno, California
Margaret E Fries
Jul 10, 1913 - Jun 7, 2010
Carmichael, CA
Margaret Fries
Jan 12, 1897 - May 1974
Santa Rosa, California
Margaret W Fries
Sep 12, 1909 - Dec 21, 1989
Saint Louis, MO
Margaret M Fries
Jul 12, 1907 - Apr 20, 2000
Des Moines, IA
Margaret Fries
Dec 29, 1879 - December 1972
Kiron, Iowa
Margaret Fries
Feb 10, 1884 - August 1972
Davenport, Iowa
Margaret Fries
Aug 27, 1920 - Apr 6, 1989
Emmetsburg, IA
Margaret Fries
Nov 2, 1913 - Oct 12, 2005
Midland, MI

Other Frieses

Mae Fries
May 27, 1894 - August 1976
Dania, Florida
Mamie Fries
Oct 18, 1895 - October 1978
Mildred Ballard Fries
Apr 28, 1903 - May 1, 2000
Kernersville, NC
Kenneth D Fries
Sep 10, 1933 - Feb 8, 1994
Buhl, ID
Philip Eugene Fries
Dec 23, 1958 - Sep 8, 2010
North Port, FL
Richard L Fries
Jun 20, 1940 - Oct 2, 2007
Jacksonville, FL
Clara Fries
Jan 14, 1894 - May 1984
Quitman, Georgia
Joseph Bernard Fries
Jan 18, 1932 - Oct 19, 2009
Ocala, Florida
Harry Fries
Jul 23, 1893 - August 1966
Miami, Florida
Eva F Fries
May 5, 1897 - Jun 12, 1990
Annamay Fries
May 17, 1889 - August 1976
Pompano Beach, Florida
Mildred D Fries
Sep 19, 1962 - Feb 28, 1996
Jacksonville, FL
Stella May Fries
Jun 2, 1935 - Jun 14, 2010
Marco Island, Florida
Irmgard M Fries
Jul 23, 1925 - Oct 20, 2009
Altamonte Springs, FL
Eleanor B Fries
Apr 17, 1911 - Mar 29, 1991
Saint James, NY
Rudolph Fries
Mar 8, 1901 - Jan 6, 1990
Hallandale, FL
Sandra B Fries
Sep 6, 1945 - Jun 2, 1988
Winter Park, FL
John S Fries
Apr 8, 1935 - Feb 27, 1998
Sarasota, FL
Ellen Jane Fries
Nov 30, 1934 - Feb 1, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas
Arie Fries
Feb 7, 1902 - April 1972
Florida

Other Bios

James C Riddle
Jan 9, 1935 - Jan 11, 1999
Marion, AL
Hoyt L Smith
Nov 8, 1936 - Mar 28, 2003
Clarkrange, TN
Laura E Allen
Feb 21, 1936 - Nov 16, 2006
Orlando, FL
Gertrude M Hough
Apr 8, 1937 - Jun 23, 2006
Wewahitchka, FL
Julia Hoxit
Oct 28, 1934 - April 1973
James Williams
Feb 16, 1892 - September 1972
Sanford, Florida
Tonnie M Sangster
Dec 7, 1909 - Jan 17, 1992
Leesburg, FL
Emily A Hoxit
Sep 23, 1916 - Nov 7, 2000
Hendersonville, NC
Martha Fae Crosson
Dec 11, 1919 - Jan 6, 2009
Panama City, Florida
H Leroy L Mertz
Apr 8, 1902 - Jan 22, 1994
Sunnyvale, CA
Russell Joiner
Jan 20, 1910 - September 1967
Ray Newell
Jan 8, 1912 - September 1986
Florida
Charlie Green
Aug 6, 1900 - August 1967
Florida
Zella v Elkins
Nov 3, 1907 - Jun 3, 1994
Orlando, FL
Helen M Oakley
Aug 8, 1938 - Jan 15, 1997
Samuel Olson
Jun 8, 1895 - August 1967
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Thomas Vickery
Jun 28, 1936 - January 1977
Hartwell, Georgia
Ethel D Butler
Mar 20, 1906 - Jul 24, 1998
Orlando, FL
Ronald G Whitaker
Aug 17, 1937 - Jun 13, 2008
Pell City, AL
Albert Haskins
Jan 30, 1894 - October 1964
Florida
Success Stories from Biographies like Margaret Fries
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.