Roland Blake Engle

11 December 1897–9 February 1976 (Age 78)
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Roland Blake

When Roland Blake Engle was born on 11 December 1897, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Nathan Daniel Engle, was 22 and his mother, Annie M. Epley, was 18. He married Mabel Mar Happ in 1910, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 9 February 1976, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Penn, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Roland Blake Engle
Mabel Mar Happ
Marriage: 1910

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Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Engel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Engle, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Roland B. Engle, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Find A Grave

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