Jacob Alexander Wirfs III

29 June 1923–9 December 2003 (Age 80)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Jacob Alexander

When Jacob Alexander Wirfs III was born on 29 June 1923, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Arthur James Wirfs Sr., was 43 and his mother, Johannah Patricia O'Conners, was 34. He married Doris Marie Wones on 26 November 1949, in Saint Mary Magdalen Church, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Kirkwood, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 9 December 2003, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lemay, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Jacob Alexander Wirfs III
Doris Marie Wones
Marriage: 26 November 1949
Stephen Allen Wirfs

Spouse and Children

26 November 1949
Saint Mary Magdalen Church, St. Louis, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 8

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wire .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jack Wirfs in household of Arthur Wirfs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack A Wirfs in household of Arthur J Wirfs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jack A Wirfs in entry for Doris M Wones Wirfs, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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