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THE FIRST COLORED Professional, Clerical and Business DIRECTORY OF BALTIMORE CITY 6th Annual Edition, 1918-1919
Volume 498, Page 87   View pdf image (33K)
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MRS. GEORGE E. FREY
President of the Patriotic League of Maryland.

The Patriotic League was organized April 23, 1917. It was the
first organization to begin relief work in the present war, co-operat-
ing with the Preparedness and Survey Commission, of which Mrs.
Edward Shoemaker is chairman. Mrs. Frey was one of five ap-
pointed from the league as a committee to serve as a sub-committee
on the Governor of Maryland's commission. On May 21, 1917,
Miss Sallie Carter, President of the Maryland League for National
Defence, appointed Mrs. George E. Frey as President of the Mary-
land League for National Defence, the organization for work in the
American fund for French wounded, making pajamas, etc., to be
sent to France. On October 1st, a personal letter was received
from Governor Harrington addressed to Mrs. Frey commending her
work and that of the organization. On November 4th, 1917, Mrs.
Frey was appointed by Governor Harrington a member of the
Woman's Section (colored division), Maryland Council of Defence.
The league carried 550 pairs of gloves to the soldiers at Camp
Meade. On December 14th Mrs. Frey was appointed chairman of
knitting units of the Army and Navy League of the United States.
On November 16th, 1917, 150 comfort kits were sent to Captain
N. E. Spencer of the First Separate Company at Camp Anniston,
Alabama.

The basketball benefit given for the Three Hundred Sixty-eighth
Infantry at Richmond Market Armory, on February 12, 1917, was
presented with the neat sum of $400 by its president, Mrs. Frey, to
help augment the board. Twenty-five dollars was also contributed
toward the sun parlor and $50 to the Citizens' Committee to pur-
chase basketball suits for the soldiers.

The names of the officers of the Woman's Patriotic League are:

Mrs. George E. Frey, President, 1018 Linden Ave.

Mrs. George F. McMachen, Vice-President, 1834 McCulloh St,

Mrs. Irene Savoy, Treasurer, 523 Mosher St.

Mrs. Howard E. Payne, Secretary, 1006 Linden Ave.

Miss Clementine Thomas, Cor. Secretary, 635 W. Lafayette Ave.

Miss Lottie Berry, Assistant Treasurer, 407 N. Caroline St.

 

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