Levon Ernest Baetz

21 May 1917–16 February 1994 (Age 76)
Reamsville, Smith, Kansas, United States

The Life of Levon Ernest

When Levon Ernest Baetz was born on 21 May 1917, in Reamsville, Smith, Kansas, United States, his father, Michael George Baetz, was 22 and his mother, Mary Anna Sims, was 22. He married Myrna Esther Bliss on 5 September 1937. He lived in Smith Center, Smith, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Election District Q, Denver, Colorado, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1946. In 1940, at the age of 23, his occupation is listed as job in Denver, Colorado, United States. He died on 16 February 1994, in Alma, Harlan, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

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Levon Ernest Baetz
Myrna Esther Bliss
Marriage: 5 September 1937

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5 September 1937

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 10

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 21

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Betz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Levon Baetz in household of Mike Baetz, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Levon Baetz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Levon Baetz in household of Michel G Baetz, "United States Census, 1930"

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