LAWRENCE MARTIN FRIIS

B. April 12, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
M. WW II Veteran (June 13, 1942-February 25, 1947) Army, 2102 Quartermaster Company, Truck Avn. Co.
D. April 19, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA
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  • Father: Peter M. Friis born July 20, 1888 (also listed as 1884) in Hebron, McHenry County, IL son of Martin E. Friis and Mary (Lund) Friis; married Anna Carlson on July 25, 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Peter died December 23, 1939 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Anna A. (Carlson) Friis about 1888 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; died September 1, 1968 in Winnebago County, IL; resided in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL and Grayslake, Lake County, IL; buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Wife: Correna Helen Turner born October 16, 1921 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL, daughter of Edwin Arnold Turner (1892-1959) and Nellie Agnes (Vasey) Turner (1889-1967); married Lawrence Martin Friis on April 17, 1954; Correna died March 8, 1996 (See section pertaining to Correna Helen (Turner) (Friis) Dawson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Eric Foster Friis born April 7, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Helen Mae O’Boyle (1918-1998) daughter of Peter M. O’Boyle (1880-1971) and Bessie (Togher) O’Boyle (1881-1957); died April 11, 1991 in Winnebago County, IL
    • June Edith (Friis) Parks born June 15, 1919 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Ernest Parks (1904-?); June died November 9, 1961 in Lake County, IL; buried in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    • Henry Lund Friis born June 15, 1919 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; died April 8, 1971 in California; buried in Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, Yuma County, AZ

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 2310 Lowell Avenue, the household members were: Peter Friis, head, age 36, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: machinist – machine shop; Anna Friis, wife, age 32, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Lawrence Friis, son, age 5, single, born in Illinois; Eric Friis, son, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Henry Friis, son, age 1/12, single, born in Illinois; June Friis, daughter, age 1/12, single, born in Illinois; Oscar Friis, brother-in-law, age 28, married, born in Illinois, occupation: machinist – machine shop; Edith Friis, sister, age 27, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 in Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2310 Lowell Avenue, the household members were: Peter M Friis, head, age 46, married at age 29, born in Illinois, parents born in Denmark, occupation: tool & die – maker; Anna Friis, wife, age 42, married, age 26, born in Illinois, parents born in Sweden; Lawrence Friis, son, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Eric Friis, son, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Henry Friis, son, age 10, single, born in Illinois; June Friis, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Lawrence Martin Friis; Address: 2310 N. Lowell Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Telephone: Capitol 2086 (cross out: Albany 5424); Age in Years: 25; Date of Birth: April 12, 1915; Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Anna Friis; Relationship of That Person: Mother; Address of That Person; 2310 N. Lowell Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Employer’s Name: Otto Cullman Wheel Co.; Place of Employment: 1344 Atlgeld St., Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Race: White; Height: 5′ 8″; Weight: 138; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonde; Complexion: Light; Signed: October 16, 1940”

According to the U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946:

“Name: Lawrence M. Friis; Race: White: Marital status: Single, without dependents; Rank: Private; Birth Year: 1915; Nativity State or Country: Illinois; Citizenship: Citizen; Residence: Lake, Illinois; Education: 2 years of high school; Civil Occupation: Toolmakers and die sinkers and setters; Enlistment Date: 13 Jun 1942; Enlistment Place: Chicago, Illinois; Service Number: 36349167; Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA; Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men); Source: Civil Life; Height: 68; Weight: 137”

According to the U.S. World War II Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954:

“Name: Lawrence M Friis; Gender: Male; Race: White; Rank: Enlisted Man; Admission Age: 32; Birth Date: abt 1913; Admission Date: Jun 1945; Admission Place: Santa Ana A. C. Fac., California; Discharge Date: Dec 1946; Discharge Place: General Hospital; Military Branch: Quartermaster Corps; Diagnosis: Diagnosis: Carcinoma, squamous cell (epidermold,  E pithelioma); Location: Nose, generally; Type of Injury: Injury Type: Disease; Injury Type2: Not a traumatism; Medical Treatment: excision of tuberculoma, verruca (wart) or neoplasm not elsewhere classified (new growth); Type of discharge: Disposition: Discharged or Retired for Disability, Line of Duty, Yes; Final Result: Disfigurement, facial; Length of service: 3-5 yr.; Service Number: 36349167; Notes: None”

According to the U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans:

“Name of Deceased; Friis Lawrence Martin; Inducted Date: June 13, 1942; Discharge Date: Feb. 25, 1947 Hon.; Service No. 36 349 167; Pension or VA Claim No.: C-6162107; State: Illinois; Grade: T/5; Medals: none; Branch of Service: 2102th Quartmaster Co, Truck Avn. Co. U.S. Army; Date of Birth: April 12, 1915; Date of Death: April 19, 1954; Emblem: Christian (Latin Cross); Ship To: Mrs. Correna Friis; Freight Station: Round Lake, Ill. CMStP.P.RR; Name and Location of Cemetery: Fort Hill, Round Lake, Ill; Name and Address of Applicant: Mrs. Correna Friis, 418 N Cedar Lake, Round Lake, Ill; Signed: June 14, 1955; Sexton or Cemetery official: Bernard W. Vogt”