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., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans:
Lawrence Martin Friis, inducted June 13, 1942, honorable discharge February 25, 1947, grade T/5, branch: 2102th Quartermaster Co., Truck Avn. Co. U.S. Army, ship headstone to Mrs. Coreena Friis, 418 N. Cedar Lake Ave., Round Lake, Ill.

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