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June Pelo
28-01-06, 01:09
Would someone have access to 1910-1920 census for Fitchburg, Worcester, MA to check for information about John Friis, b. 1864.



28-01-06, 02:01
Hi June!
1910 Census Fitchburg, Worcester, MA.

Lived on High Street
Friis, John 46 yrs. Finn. Married at 19 yrs. immigration 1890
laborer Arms& Cycle?

Friis, Paulina (wife) Married at 17 yrs, immigration 1890
gave birth to 9 children, 4 alive
Friis, John A. (son) 10 yrs. old? unclear born in Mass.
Friis, Lillian E (daughter) Age: unclear born in Finland
Friis, Waino M. (son) 5 yrs., born in Mass.
Friis, Carl E. age unclear born in Mass.

1930 Census Fitchburg, Worcester, MA.
Lived on Marshall Street

Friis, John age 66 married immigrated 1890 Laborer in Bran (Bean) foundry?
Friis, Pauline wife age 63 married immigrated 1890
Friis, Carlo (son) 21 years old single born in MA.
Maki, Lillian (daughter) 29 yrs. old married at 18 immigrated 1901
Maki, Irena (grand-daughter) 7 yrs. old born in MA.

28-01-06, 02:06
John Axel Friis
Birthdate 25 February 1898
City of Fitchburg
County of Worcester
Roll # 1685193
Draftboard 0
Very Unclear Image

WW2 Army Enlistment 1938-1946
John Axel Friis
Enlistment Date: 16 June 1942
Occupation: Millwright


28-01-06, 02:16
Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburh, MA.) 1896 June 22

Philip, the eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Friis of Lunenburg, died, Saturday evening, after a short illness. The funeral was held, Sunday afternoon. The interment was in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg.


28-01-06, 02:29
Fitchburg Daily Sentinel 1913 Feb. 13

Dramatic Entertainment by the Gunckel Club

Four plays being presented of which John Friis was a part of two.
The Gunckel Club presented at the Y.M.C.A. Hall

"A Broken Engagement" interpreted by John Burnett, John Friis, and Charles Kallio

"School Days" with Hjalma Pollari, John Friis, Sulo Matson and Garno Matson


28-01-06, 02:45
Is there anything special I am looking for about the Friis family? There are about 30 articles which I am browsing from the Fitchburg Sentinel

Here is one:
Fitchburg Sentinel Tuesday Oct. 27, 1942

Cpl. John Friis, of this city, is now stationed in New York City. He took his basic army training in the south, and was transferred to Fort Hamilton, Broklyn, N.Y. He is now at Hotel Braslin, Broadway and 29th Street, N.Y.C

I'll keep looking,

28-01-06, 03:02
Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel Tuesday Sept. 10. 1946

Mrs. John A. Friis

Mrs. Virginia E. (Eldredge) Friis, 44, wife of John A. Friis, of 100 Marshall Street, died this morning in Burbank Hospital. She was born in Harwick, a daughter of Harry and Laura (Handy) Eldredge, and had resided in this city 21 years.
She was a member of the C.C. Church. She graduated from the New England Hospital for Women.


28-01-06, 03:26
Fitchburg Sentinel

Wed. Sept. 8, 1943
Staff Sgt. John A. Friis has returned to his post in NYC after spending a week's furlough with his wife and family at 100 Marshall Street.

Thurs. Dec. 6, 1945
Mrs. John A. Friis, of 100 Marshall Street, returned home yesterday from the Palmer Memorial hospital, Brookline, where she received treatment for the past week.

May 18, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Friis of 100 Marshall St. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Joan Friis, to William E. Sullivan of 132 South St. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur V. Sullivan. No date has been set for the wedding.

28-01-06, 04:05
Fitchburg Sentinel Feb. 19, 1935

Death of Mrs. John J. Friis
Mrs. Pauline (Leppala) wife of John J. Friis 91 Marshall Street, died at her home aged 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, a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Maki of this city, a sister in Finland and two brothers in Finland, and two grandchildren.

February 29, 1935
The funeral of Mrs. John J. Friis 91 Marshall Street will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Finnish Congregational Church. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. (Sawyer Funeral Home)

June 25, 1936

FRIIS: In this city, June 26,, John J. Friis, 100 Marshall Street, aged 71 years. Funeral at Finnish Congregational Church Sat. 2 p.m. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery


June Pelo
28-01-06, 18:22

Thank you so much for all that you found. I'll pass it on to Finland. She's so grateful for any bit of data we have found. These are her relatives and she had no contact with them after they emigrated. I think she's hoping to find some living relatives so she can contact them. I'll ask her if there's anything else she's looking for. She has a problem writing English.


28-01-06, 19:07
Hi June,
You are welcome. Let me know if there is anything else she is looking for.
Denise :)

June Pelo
29-01-06, 00:41

I just had an e-mail from her and she's very excited to get all that you found - said it would take her a while to study all of it. And she sends you her thanks for your help.