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June Pelo
10-02-06, 01:59
We learned that a John A. Friis died 15 Dec 1974 in Palm Beach, FL. (hospital Lake Worth, 082-22-7937, Last Residence). Could he be the same John A. Friis who was b. 25.2.1898? Can anyone check death records for Palm Beach for more info. about John?



William Dahlin
10-02-06, 04:53
Florida Death Index

John A. Friis
d. 30 July 1974
Palm Beach Florida
Age 76
Birth 25 Feb 1898

10-02-06, 17:17
Name: John A Friis
Birth Year: 1898
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Massachusetts
State: Massachusetts
County or City: Worcester

Enlistment Date: 16 Jun 1942
Enlistment State: Massachusetts
Enlistment City: Boston
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Millwright
Marital Status: Married
Height: 66
Weight: 139

June Pelo
10-02-06, 17:58
Thanks Bill and Alicia. Looks like this is the correct John Friis. I'll pass the info. along.


10-02-06, 19:43
Hi June
in emigrant records at ancestry I found this
in May 1901 port of Portland Maine
Juho Friis 34 or 37 from Toholampi
Paulina 35, Johan A. 3 and Lilly Friis 4 months, all going
to Fitchburg.

10-02-06, 20:52
Feb 23, 1935
Fitchburg Sentinal
Funeral fo Mrs Paulina Friis ,91 of Marshall st. was held yesterday at 2pm at the Finnish
Congregational Church . Rev Andrew Groop officiated , Elias Syrja was the soloist and
Mrs Edith Matson was the organist
The bearers were John A, Waino M. and Carlo E. Friis, Andrew Hendrickson,
Nikolai Fillback and William Tiilikala. Burial in Forest Hill.

Fitchburg Sentinal Feb 19 1935
Death of Mrs John J Friis
Mrs Paulina (Leppala) , Wife of John J Friis, 91 Marshall St. died this morning at her home,
age 68 years. She was born in Finland and lived in this city for the past 44 years.
She leaves her husband, three sons , John of this city, Waino and Carlo of Boston and
a daughter , Mrs Lillian Maki of this city, a sister and two brothers in Finland and two

June Pelo
10-02-06, 23:04

Thanks for the additional information. I just heard from Suoma about your last find, and she's happy to get it. She has tried to do research from Finland, but didn't have any luck. She asked if there is a record of the marriage of Joan Friis to William E Sullivan, married 1946 Fitchburg. Joan is John Friisī grandchild.


11-02-06, 19:25
Hi June,
I found the announcement of her engagement but not marriage.
Her mother had died after her engagement so they may have had a quiet wedding.

May 18, 1946
Fitchburg Sentinal
Mr and Mrs John A. Friis of 100 Marshall St. have announced their Daugter, Miss Joan Friis
to William E. Sullivan , son of Mr and Mrs Arthur V. Sullivan of 132 South St. No date has been
set for the wedding.

Sept. 10, 1946
Mrs Virginia E Eldredge Friis, 44 wife of John A Friis, of 100 Marshall st. died this morning in
Burbank hospital. She was born in Harwick, daughter of Harry and Laura (Handy) Eldredge and resided in the city for 21 years.
She was a member of the CC church. Graduated from the school of nursing in New England.

June Pelo
11-02-06, 20:55
Thank you, Alicia. Every little bit adds to the picture.