Pearl Freimark-Pollard

Timeline of Pearls life with important, significant and interesting moments in her life. Please share your memories with us and fill in your life experiences with Pearl and her family.


Wright Brothers Take Flight

Approx. December 1903

In December 1903, in Kitty Hawk, N.C., two bicycle mechanics flew an airplane they had designed themselves. No one had ever flown an airplane before. Now, everyone flies.

Model "T" Ford Invented

Approx. 1908

In the 1890s there were a very few cars being made but they were very expensive and only the rich could afford one. In 1908 Henry Ford introduced the Model T Ford. It was priced at $850 which was still expensive but nowhere near the $2,000 to $3,000 of other cars of the time. This allowed middle class people to purchase a car. By 1913 the price had fallen to $550 and by the 1920s it was down to $250. By the 1920s almost anyone could afford a car.

Pyrex was Invented

Approx. 1915

Pearl Freimark-Pollard

May 29, 1915

Born in Blaine Lake Saskatchewan...please add details about Pearls parents and siblings, if known.

World War 1 starts

July 28, 1915 - November 11, 1918

More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.

By the end of the war, four major imperial powers—the German, Russian, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires—ceased to exist. The successor states of the former two lost substantial territory, while the latter two were dismantled. The maps of Europe and Southwest Asia were redrawn, with several independent nations restored or created.

During the Paris Peace conference, The Big Four imposed their terms in a series of treaties. The League of Nations was formed with the aim of preventing any repetition of such an appalling conflict. This aim, however, failed with weakened states, economic depression, renewed European nationalism, and the German feeling of humiliation contributing to the rise of nazism. These conditions eventually contributed to World War II. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Women win the vote in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta

Approx. 1916

Until 1920, women had been second-class citizens in the land of the free. Once women got the right to vote, they began to change the country.

Personal Income Tax Introduced

Approx. 1917

Personal income tax introduced as temporary war measure.

Pop up Toaster was Invented

Approx. 1919

The Hair Dryer Invented

Approx. 1920

Self Winding Watch Invented

Approx. 1923

Television Invented

Approx. January 26, 1926

Car Radio Invented

Approx. 1929

Stock Market Crash

Approx. October 1929

In October 1929, the New York Stock Market crashed, sending the United States into an unprecedented and desperate economic depression that scarred a generation of Americans.

Electric Razor Invented

Approx. 1931

Radar Invented

Approx. 1935

World War 2

September 1, 1939 - August 15, 1945

World War 2 involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust (during which approximately 11 million people were killed) and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres (during which approximately one million people were killed, including the use of two nuclear weapons in combat), it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.

The war in Europe ended with an invasion of Germany by the Western Allies and the Soviet Union culminating in the capture of Berlin by Soviet and Polish troops and the subsequent German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945. Following the Potsdam Declaration by the Allies on 26 July 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 August and 9 August respectively. With an invasion of the Japanese archipelago imminent, the possibility of additional atomic bombings, and the Soviet Union's declaration of war on Japan and invasion of Manchuria, Japan surrendered on 15 August 1945. Thus ended the war in Asia, and the final destruction of the Axis bloc.

Color Television Invented

Approx. 1940

Pearl Habor

December 7, 1941

On December 7, 1941 Japanese Aircraft Carriers located in the Pacific Ocean, 200 miles from Oahu, Hawaii launched their planes into the predawn light. Under the orders of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto their mission is to cripple the United States Pacific Fleet based in Pearl Harbor.

Shortly before eight local time, unsuspecting civilian and military personnel on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii prepared their Sunday morning meals. Just off shore the Japanese force of 353 warplanes sighted their target. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida gave the order to attack saying, "Tora, tora, tora."

The Japanese attack devastated the fleet. Over 2300 civilian and military personnel were killed. 19 ships, including five battleships sank. Almost all of the 100 ships in port were damaged. Inland airfields suffered hits with Hickam Airfield sustaining the heaviest damage. Lack of preparation and communication failures were blamed for effectiveness of the attack.

The surprise attack caused shock and terror as word spread across the nation. Those emotions quickly turned to anger and action. News of Japanese attacks on Midway, Wake Island and Guam began to get through further inflaming public outrage. On Dec. 8, 1941 the United States entered World War II when Congress declared war on Japan.

The Slinky Invented

Approx. 1943

Hiroshima & Nagasaki


The top news event of the 20th century was written in the ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where the terrifying power of America's new atomic bomb brought World War II to an end in 1945.

"Little Boy" is the nick name given to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Little Boy was dropped from the Enola Gay, one of the B-29 bombers that flew over Hiroshima on that day. The total number of people who have died due to the bomb is estimated to be 200,000.

Just three days after the bomb was dropped to Hiroshima, the second atomic bomb called "Fat Man" was dropped to Nagasaki. Though the amount of energy generated by the bomb dropped to Nagasaki was significantly larger than that of the Little Boy, the damage given to the city was slighter than that given to Hiroshima due to the geographic structure of the city. It is estimated that approximately 70,000 people died by the end of the year because of the bombing.

Disposable Diapers Invented

Approx. 1946

Breathalizer Invented

Approx. 1955

Pacemaker Invented

Approx. 1958

Kodac Instamatic Invented

Approx. 1961

JFK Assassinated

Approx. November 22, 1963

On Nov. 22, 1963, the young, charismatic and brilliant John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. No one living then will ever forget the day.

Plasma Television Invented

Approx. 1964

Polaroid Invented

Approx. 1967

The Internet Invented

Approx. 1969

Walking on the Moon

Approx. 1969

On July 20, 1969, the human race accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body.

Six hours after landing at 4:17 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (with less than 30 seconds of fuel remaining), Neil A. Armstrong took the “Small Step” into our greater future when he stepped off the Lunar Module, named “Eagle,” onto the surface of the Moon, from which he could look up and see Earth in the heavens as no one had done before him.

He was shortly joined by “Buzz” Aldrin, and the two astronauts spent 21 hours on the lunar surface and returned 46 pounds of lunar rocks. After their historic walks on the Moon, they successfully docked with Michael Collins, patiently orbiting the cold but no longer lifeless Moon alone in the Command Module “Columbia.”

Handy Pocket Calculator Invented

Approx. 1971

Suzanne Eshleman-Freimark

April 14, 1971

Suzanne Freimark was born to Ken & Darlene (Brown) Freimark in Lloydminster, Sk. Suzanne is the 2nd oldest grand daughter to Pearl, Lana Ross being the oldest grand daughter (sorry Lana). Other grand children to arrive after Suzanne are: Trevor Freimark,, Marty Sommers, Parry Ross, Treena Frook & K.J Freimark.

The Ethernet Invented

Approx. 1973

Handheld Mobile Phone Invented

April 3, 1973

Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. On 3 April 1973 when Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs. The prototype handheld phone used by Dr. Cooper weighed 1.1 kg and measured 23 cm long, 13 cm deep and 4.45 cm wide. The prototype offered a talk time of just 30 minutes and took 10 hours to re-charge.

Kodak Digital Camera Invented

Approx. 1975

Sony Walkman

Approx. 1980

Epson HX-20 Laptop Invented

Approx. 1981

IBM Markets First Personal Computer

Approx. 1981

Motorola Mobile Phone Handset Invented

Approx. 1983

In 1983, Motorola released its first commercial mobile phone, known as the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. The handset offered 30 minutes of talk-time, six hours standby, and could store 30 phone numbers. It also cost $3995.

Sony Discman

Approx. 1984

Apple Macintosh with a Mouse First Marketed

Approx. 1984

Leatherman Multi-tool Invented

Approx. 1985

VHS Camcorder Invented

Approx. 1987

Digital Mobile Phone Invented

Approx. 1988

World Wide Web Invented

Approx. 1989

Nintendo Gameboy Invented

Approx. 1990

Jennifer Eckel

November 5, 1991

Jennifer Michelle Eckel was born to Suzanne Eshleman (Ken Freimark's daughter). Jennifer was born in Edmonton, Alberta at the U of A Hospital. Jennifer is currently residing in Lloydminster with her mother, Suzanne and step-father, Darrell, and sister, Nicole Eckel. Jennifer is attending Lakeland College and will graduate June 2015 as a 3rd Class Power Engineer. Jennifer has remained on the Dean's honor roll since she started in 2013 and has received 2 scholarship awards. Jennifer is into alternate healing and practices Reiki in her spare time. Jennifer loves to read and is often found quietly sitting with a book which she probably has read before!

Dyson Vacuum Invented

Approx. 1993

Digital Cordless Telephone Invented

Approx. 1994

Nicole Eckel

November 8, 1994

Nicole Katherine Eckel was born to Suzanne Eshleman (Ken Freimark's daughter). Nicole was born in Cold Lake, Alberta. Nicole is currently residing in Lloydminster with her mother, Suzanne and step-father, Darrell, and sister, Jennifer Eckel. Nicole is attending Lakeland College and will attend the U of A in the fall of 2015. Nicole maintains a high average and is looking forward to the remaining years of her science/chemistry degree. Nicole is an avid snowmobiler and loves to ride in the mountains with her dad, George Eckel. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family playing video games and board games and of course telling stories!

Playstation 1 Invented

Approx. 1995

Panasonic Portable DVD Player Invented

Approx. 1998

Apple iPod Invented

Approx. 2001

Kale Eshleman

March 14, 2001

Kale Eshleman is born to Darrell Eshleman, husband to Suzanne Eshleman.

Playstation 2 Invented

Approx. 2002

Blackberry 6210 Invented

Approx. 2003

Xbox 360 Invented

Approx. 2005

Apple iPhone Invented

Approx. 2007

Twitter Invented

Approx. 2009

Apple iPad Invented

Approx. 2010

Darrell & Suzanne Eshleman

July 10, 2010

Darrell Eshleman and Suzanne Freimark are married at the United Church in Lloydminster, Alberta. Darrell and his son, Kale Eshleman, join Suzanne, Jennifer and Nicole in Lloydminster.

Playstation 4 Invented

Approx. 2013