Walter Purinton Traugh

30 August 1904–4 July 1954 (Age 49)
Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Walter Purinton

When Walter Purinton Traugh was born on 30 August 1904, in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, Bruce Wiley Traugh, was 21 and his mother, Lillian Grace Adell Purinton, was 19. He married Frances Elizabeth Bittner on 5 September 1926. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Union Magisterial District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 4 July 1954, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Walter Purinton Traugh
Frances Elizabeth Bittner
Marriage: 5 September 1926
Walter Christy Traugh
Frances Faye Traugh

Spouse and Children

5 September 1926


Parents and Siblings




    Maxine Traugh


    Bernice Wilma Traugh


    Margaret T Traugh


    Robert Bruce Traugh


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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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 14

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

Possibly an altered spelling of Drach or alternatively of South German Trauch, a metonymic occupational name for a trapper, from Middle High German drūch ‘trap for game’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Traugh in household of Bernard Traugh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Traugh in household of I A Bittner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter P Traugh in household of Bruce W Traugh, "United States Census, 1910"

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