Mary C Fritz (1909 - 2008)

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Mary C Fritz
1909 - 2008
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May 12, 1909
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January 20, 2008
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Housatonic, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01236
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Mary C Fritz was born on May 12, 1909. She died on January 20, 2008 at 98 years old. We know that Mary C Fritz had been residing in Housatonic, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01236.
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Housatonic, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01236
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Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Section 1C Row G Site 260 1390 Main St., in Agawam, Massachusetts 01001
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Branch of service: Us Army Air Forces, Us Army
Rank attained: SGT, CPL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Mary C Fritz died on January 20, 2008 at age 98. She was buried in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Section 1C Row G Site 260, Agawam, Massachusetts. She was born on May 12, 1909. We have no information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary C Fritz had been residing in Housatonic, Berkshire County, Massachusetts 01236.

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In 1909, in the year that Mary C Fritz was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1917, she was just 8 years old when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1926, Mary was 17 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1939, Mary was 30 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1983, she was 74 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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