Elma Erma May Arnold

10 June 1921–22 June 2003 (Age 82)
Adams Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elma Erma May

When Elma Erma May Arnold was born on 10 June 1921, in Adams Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States, her father, Frank Arnold, was 31 and her mother, Bertha Amanda Hawker, was 24. She married Gordon Alison Hunt about 12 October 1935. She lived in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 22 June 2003, in Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.

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Gordon Alison Hunt
Elma Erma May Arnold
Marriage: about 12 October 1935

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about 12 October 1935

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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 1

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Saxon, Latin: Faithful to his honour, help in war, helping lord, powerful lord

Sources (3)

  • Elma Arnold in household of Frank J Arnold, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elma Arnold in household of Frank J Arnold, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elma Erma May Arnold, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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