Walter E. Kipke

17 April 1904–21 August 1978 (Age 74)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Walter E.

When Walter E. Kipke was born on 17 April 1904, in Michigan, United States, his father, Charles William Kipke, was 44 and his mother, Wilhemina Straus, was 38. He married Vera E. Corp in 1926, in Michigan, United States. He died on 21 August 1978, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74.

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Walter E. Kipke
Vera E. Corp
Marriage: 1926

Spouse and Children

Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles William Kipke


    Wilhemina Straus




    Ernest Kipke


    Caroline Fedricka Kipke


    Sena C. Kepke


    Lena Kipke


    Marie A Kipke


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 6

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German: probably a metonymic occupational name for a waffle baker, from a diminutive of Middle High German hippe ‘waffle’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Walter Kipke in household of Minnie Kipke, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter E Kipka in household of Charles W Kipke, "United States Census, 1910"

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