Walter Frank Mittendorf

Male9 January 1918–30 October 1995

Brief Life History of Walter Frank

When Walter Frank Mittendorf was born on 9 January 1918, in Owensville, Gasconade, Missouri, United States, his father, William Henry Mittendorf, was 45 and his mother, Louisa Ernestine Guese, was 26. He married Thedora Bell Hayden on 26 April 1941, in Carbon, Carbon, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Brush Creek Township, Gasconade, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Antelope, Sierra, California, United States in 1997. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 30 October 1995, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Walter Frank Mittendorf
Thedora Bell Hayden
Marriage: 26 April 1941
Ronald Ray Mittendorf

Sources (23)

  • Walter F. Mittendorf, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Walter Frank Mittendorf - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth-name: Walter Frank Mittendorf
  • Walter F. Mittendorf, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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  • Marriage
    26 April 1941Carbon, Carbon, Montana, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 16

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 


    Age 23

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from a place in Baden-Württemberg, so named from Middle High German mitte ‘mid, middle, center’ + dorf ‘village’.

    topographic name for someone who lived in the center of the village.


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

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