Maurice "Bik" LeRoy Wallace

2 July 1899–14 March 1975 (Age 75)
Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Maurice "Bik" LeRoy

When Maurice "Bik" LeRoy Wallace was born on 2 July 1899, in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, his father, William John Wallace, was 32 and his mother, Gertrude Ann Elliott, was 28. He married Emma Minna Clasen in August 1934, in Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in North Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 14 March 1975, in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States.

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Maurice "Bik" LeRoy Wallace
Emma Minna Clasen
Marriage: August 1934
Maurine Sarah Wallace

Spouse and Children

August 1934
Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 5

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • M* Wallace in household of William J Wallace, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Morris Wallace in household of William J Wallace, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maurice Wallace in household of John W Wallace, "United States Census, 1900"

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