Martha <I>Stevens</I> Fritz

Martha Stevens Fritz

Birth
England
Death 16 Jul 1915 (aged 69)
Ashley, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 111922967 · View Source
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Born in Hallstown, England, the daughter of James and Joanna Stevens, she came with her parents to Nesquehoning, PA, when she was six years old. She was married 7 Aug 1865 to Nathan Fritz and moved to Ashley.

She was the mother of seventeen children and was survived by her husband, Nathan, and brother, Josiah Stevens of Hazleton, and the following children:
William Fritz of Newport, Washington (who became a flame eater and sword swallower with the Barnum and Bailey Circus)
Mrs. Robert Price of Wilkes-Barre
Mrs. G. C. Seibert of Brantford, Ontario
Mrs. Peter Dane of Wilkes-Barre
Mrs. Max Alexander of Ashley
Nathan Fritz, Jr. of Ashley
Edward Fritz of New Castle, PA

Son, William, went by the name "Delno Fritz" and appeared in the 1928 silent film, The Man Who Laughs, based on a Victor Hugo novel.


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  • Created by: Nan
  • Added: 7 Jun 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 111922967
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Stevens Fritz (16 Mar 1846–16 Jul 1915), Find a Grave Memorial no. 111922967, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Nan (contributor 46824729) .