Thomas Leroy Coder

Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Leroy

When Thomas Leroy Coder was born on 7 October 1889, in Missouri, United States, his father, Francis Marion Coder, was 46 and his mother, Eliza Catherine McCoy, was 40. He married Lola Widick on 31 May 1917, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States. He lived in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died in Missouri, United States.

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Thomas Leroy Coder
Lola Widick
Marriage: 31 May 1917

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31 May 1917
Buchanan, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 15

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.

Age 31

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Koder or Goder, from a short form of any of the old personal names formed with Old High German got ‘god’, e.g. Gottfried or Gothard .2 Americanized spelling of South German Goder, a topographic for someone living by a narrow pass or ravine, from Middle High German goder ‘throat’, ‘gullet’.3 Americanized spelling of Slovenian Koder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Coder, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas L Coder in household of Francis M Coder, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas L Coder, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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