Frances Isabel Friz

Female 1867 - 1917


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  • Name  Frances Isabel Friz 
    Born  11 Jan 1867  Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  1890  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Miss Frances Friz stenogr boards 20 Curtis Grand Rapids MI 1890
    Buried  1917  Maplewood Cemetery, Lamont, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Frances S. Friz, 1867 - 1917
    Died  14 Mar 1917  Sparta Twp, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #8, page 45
      Daniels, Frances
      age: 50-2-3
      died of: heart disease
      widow
      father: Andrew C. Friz
      mother: May E. Williams (sic)
    Notes 
    • Frances married George Morris and later divorced and married Wilber Daniels. According to family tradition, she "swapped husbands" with Mrs. Daniels. No children.

      A news article described the divorce:
      "Knew When She Had Enough
      Because George Morris forced his wife Frances to work in the harvest fields, load and store away hay, cut corn and clean stables during the day and then attend to her household duties in the evening, she has applied in the Circuit Court for a divorce."
    Person ID  I798  Bryant
    Last Modified  23 Apr 2005 

    Father  Andrew Jackson Friz,   b. 16 Apr 1826, Shelby, Orleans Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1915, Wyoming Twp, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Elizabeth Williams,   b. 21 Oct 1846, Newfane, Niagara Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1918, Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Dec 1861  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #1, page 72 #1057
      Andrew J. Friz age 35
      residence: Jamestown Twp
      Mary E. Williams age: 15
      esidence: Jamestown Twp
      clergyman: S.S.N. Greeley
      witnesses: J.W. Rathbun & Hiram Rathbun*

      Hiram Rathbun was a hotel keeper in Grand Rapids (Rathbun House). He was also a Justice of the Peace in 1851. At the time of their marriage, they listed their residences as Jamestown Township.

      J. W. Rathbun was Hiram's brother, John Williams Rathbun - named for his paternal grandmother, Mary Williams. No known family connection to Mary Elizabeth Williams, but interesting. (4/2003)
    Family ID  F90  Group Sheet

    Family 1  George D. Morris,   b. 14 Mar 1867, Seneca Falls, Seneca Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  02 Jan 1892  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #10, page 333
      George D. Morris; age 24
      residence: Grand Rapids, MI
      born: Seneca Falls, NY
      occupation: painter
      father: John F. Morris; mother: Abbie Heath
      Frances Friz; age 24
      residence: Tallmadge Twp.
      born: Ottawa County
      father: Andrew Friz; mother: Mary Williams
      witnesses: Cornelius DeYoung (clerk), Joseph Emery (deputy clerk)
      married by: Wm. O. Westfall, justice of the peace

      A family story passed down relates that George traded wives with his best friend (a Mr. Daniels) because they all agreed they were more compatible that way! They reportedly did not bother with divorces and remarriages.
    Family ID  F150  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Wilber A. Daniels,   b. 1874, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Oct 1908  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  1914  Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1914
      Daniels, Wilbur vs. Frances
      #5631
    Family ID  F151  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1867 - Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1890 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Jan 1892 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Oct 1908 - Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 1914 - Ionia Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1917 - Maplewood Cemetery, Lamont, Ottawa Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1917 - Sparta Twp, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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