Arden Willis

20 April 1932–14 June 2009 (Age 77)
Bayard, Morrill, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Arden

When Arden Willis was born on 20 April 1932, in Bayard, Morrill, Nebraska, United States, his father, Hugh Jackson Willis, was 41 and his mother, Dollie V. York, was 26. He lived in Sweet Election Precinct, Gem, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Idaho, United States in 2006. He died on 14 June 2009, in Spangle, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 77.

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Hugh Jackson Willis
Dollie V. York
Jacqueline Jean Willis
Betty Willis
Arden Willis
Frank Dee Willis
Lewis Lavern WIllis
Patricia M Willis

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World Events (8)

1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 8

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 12

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1961 · Seattle Space Needle is Built

Age 29

Construction on the Seattle Space Needle was constructed on April 17, 1961, and was opened on April 21, 1962. It was built for the World’s Fair in 1962. The space needle is an observation tower that is iconic to Seattle and a landmark of the Pacific Northwest. It was meant to only be lite for 75 nights per year or less to reduce light pollution. On September 11, 2001 the lights of the space were left on for 11 days straight.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arden Willis in household of Hugh Willis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arden Willis in entry for Jacqueline Jean Toothman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Arden L Willis, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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