The source of the given name of Frederick is "fred ric",
an ancient Germanic phrase meaning "Peaceful ruler"
Today the German word for peace is "Friede".
Orville Wright obtained a patent for the airplane with
his brother Wilbur.
The San Francisco earthquake and the fires it caused
claimed more than 3000 lives and 28,000 buildings.
Estimated at 7.9 on the Richter scale, the earthquake still
ranks as one of the largest in history.
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(1929 photo) Fred was born in 1906 in Penn Yan, Yates Co., New York, the
son of Edward Hapeman and Laura May Mitchell, he married Leta Pauline
Logan. Leta was the daughter of Edward Oliver Hamilton Logan and Adele Voos.
Witnesses for their marriage were his sister, Mildred Hapeman and Norman F. Tabor,
who would later become Mildred's husband. The ceremony was performed by Rev.
William Mortimer Heisler of The First Methodist Church.
Fred passed away of renal failure,
The family lived in Coudersport, Potter Co., Pa. until C1920 when the family
migrated to Buffalo, New York. Fred first attended a Buffalo school, Public School
#18. The family resided at 178 Grant St. After graduating from grammar school, Fred
attended McKinley High School
where he completed only his first year.
During the Depression years, Fred held various jobs, from snow shoveling for the W.P.A.,
a short order cook in a restaurant, to a tailor's assistant at the Hotel Statler. It was
at the Statler that Fred learned the art of tailoring. He taught his daughter many aspects
of tailoring and pressing. About 1937 Fred obtained a position at Worthington Pump and
Machinery Corp. on Cable St., Buffalo. During the war years he worked for Bell
Aircraft for about three months, but his previous position was more of a mental challange, so
he returned to Worthington, where he remained in a supervisory positon,
until his January 1971 retirement.
Fred had many hobbies, but was mostly self-taught. Woodworking including finishing was one.
He was an excellent artist, and loved to sketch. He kept the family shoes in good repair,
made screens, gardened, and did most house repairs. He loved to read, with history,
science, and astronomy as his favorite subjects. Having a great sense of humor,
he had a joke for most every conversation and was a very talented man.
and is laid to rest beside Leta at Acacia Lawn,
El Camino Memorial Park, Sorrento Valley,San Diego.