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Abram Fridley
Birth: May 1, 1817
Corning
Steuben County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1888
Anoka
Anoka County
Minnesota, USA

Frontier Agent, a farmer and a Minnesota State Representative who introduced the first womans suffrage bill in the Minnesota Legislature. Fridley Minnesota is named in his honor

Abram Fridley read law and became a lawyer in Corning NY, and also at age 21 he became a Deputy Sheriff of Steuben county, and a Federal Government Customs Collector. President Fillmore called him to Washington, DC and appointed him Major and Indian Agent for the Winnebago tribe at Long Prarie, Minnesota Territory, in April, 1850. He was proud to say that this came through a personal summons and not through congressional or any political influence. He was admitted to practice law in the Territory. In 1853 he moved to St. Paul and became Sheriff of Ramsey County. He had to conduct the first execution in the territory himself: hanging of an Indian convicted of murder. A year later he moved to the Falls of St. Anthony, and located his farm four miles above, to the present Fridley. He built one of the first mill sawn lumber homes, and people came from far away to see it. In 1855 he was elected to the territorial legislature; elected to the state legislature 1869, 1870, 1871. In 1879 he served four years as Regent of the University of Minnesota. In 1869 he moved to a farm at Becker, Sherburne county. Afterward he moved back to his Fridley farm. From 1879-88 he was a land agent for James J Hill, and the Great Northern railroad. Mr. Fridley was elected to the board of County Commissioners in Manomin county, and later Fridley township. He was a delegate to the National Democratic conventions in Charleston and Baltimore. He accumulated a wealth of land, during territorial and statehood days 
 
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 Spouse:
  Betsey Ann Fridley (1818 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Fannie Fridley (1840 - 1841)*
  Mary Jane Fridley (1842 - 1861)*
  Henry C. Fridley (1845 - 1912)*
  Frank Fridley (1847 - 1903)*
  David Horace Fridley (1848 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 2
 
Created by: Alan Brownsten
Record added: Sep 09, 2007
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