Mary Fritz (1858 - 1903)

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Mary Fritz
1858 - 1903
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c. 1858
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February 2, 1903
Kings County, New York United States
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Mary Fritz was born c. 1858. She died on February 2, 1903 in New York at 45 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Fritz passed away on February 2, 1903 in New York at 45 years of age. She was born c. 1858. We are unaware of information about Mary's immediate family.

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In 1858, in the year that Mary Fritz was born, on October 28th, Macy's department store opened in New York City. Founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, it was at first a dry goods store - essentially a store that sold textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries

In 1860, at the age of just 2 years old, Mary was alive when on April 3rd, the Pony Express began its first delivery from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. The trip took 10 days and the riders carried 49 letters, five telegrams, and newspapers for San Francisco and other cities along the way.

In 1879, by the time she was 21 years old, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1885, she was 27 years old when 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 1903, in the year of Mary Fritz's passing, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

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