Raymond George Werst

25 February 1916–16 January 1983 (Age 66)
Wallowa, Wallowa, Oregon, United States

The Life of Raymond George

When Raymond George Werst was born on 25 February 1916, in Wallowa, Wallowa, Oregon, United States, his father, George Franklin Werst, was 33 and his mother, Elma Greenwood, was 24. He married Geneva "Bid" Maxine Johnson on 6 September 1934. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wallowa, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Wallowa Election Precinct 3, Wallowa, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 16 January 1983, in Enterprise, Wallowa, Oregon, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Wallowa Cemetery, Wallowa, Wallowa, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raymond George Werst
Geneva "Bid" Maxine Johnson
Marriage: 6 September 1934
Joan Maxine (Werst) Roberts

Spouse and Children

6 September 1934


    Joan Maxine (Werst) Roberts


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 1

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

German:1. variant of Wersal . 2. perhaps an Americanized form of Wurst ‘sausage’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Geo R Werst in household of George F Werst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George R Werst in household of George F Werst, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Raymond A Werst, "United States Census, 1940"

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