Mary Fritz (1900 - 1986)

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Mary Fritz
1900 - 1986
Born
June 22, 1900
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December 1986
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Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97305
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Mary Fritz was born on June 22, 1900. She died in December 1986 at 86 years of age. We know that Mary Fritz had been residing in Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97305.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Fritz died in December 1986 at 86 years of age. She was born on June 22, 1900. We are unaware of information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Fritz had been residing in Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97305.

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In 1900, in the year that Mary Fritz was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1911, by the time she was only 11 years old, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1944, when she was 44 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1972, Mary was 72 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1986, in the year of Mary Fritz's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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