Raymond George Werst

Brief Life History of Raymond George

When Raymond George Werst was born on 25 February 1916, in Wallowa, Union, 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 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Wallowa Election Precinct 3, Wallowa, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Wallowa, Wallowa, Oregon, United States for about 1 years. He died on 16 January 1983, in Enterprise, Wallowa, Oregon, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Wallowa Cemetery, Wallowa, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raymond George Werst
Geneva "Bid" Maxine Johnson
Marriage: 6 September 1934
Jack Raymond Werst
Joan Maxine Werst

Sources (22)

  • Raymond G Werst, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009
  • Raymond George Werst, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

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

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: unexplained.

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

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