Mary A Fritz (1860 - 1923)

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Mary A Fritz
1860 - 1923
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c. 1860
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April 11, 1923
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Mary A Fritz was born c. 1860. She died on April 11, 1923 in New York United States at age 63.
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Mary A Fritz passed away on April 11, 1923 in New York United States at age 63. She was born c. 1860. There is no information about Mary's surviving family.

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In 1860, in the year that Mary A Fritz was born, on December 20th, South Carolina seceded from the United States - the first state to do so. At the time, there were about 4 million people enslaved in the American South.

In 1879, she was 19 years old when on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

In 1885, by the time she was 25 years old, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1890, at the age of 30 years old, Mary was alive when on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1923, in the year of Mary A Fritz's passing, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

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