Michael Roy Handley

10 December 1899–27 October 1985 (Age 85)
Morocco, Newton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Michael Roy

When Michael Roy Handley was born on 10 December 1899, in Morocco, Newton, Indiana, United States, his father, James Christopher Walkup Handley, was 24 and his mother, Flora Ellen Perigo, was 21. He married Anna Marie Gunwall from 11 January 1924 to 1 November 1924, in Glendive, Dawson, Montana, United States. He lived in School District 7, Carter, Montana, United States in 1920 and School District 75, Teton, Montana, United States in 1930. He died on 27 October 1985, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States, at the age of 85.

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Michael Roy Handley
Anna Marie Gunwall
Marriage: from 11 January 1924 to 1 November 1924

Spouse and Children

from 11 January 1924 to 1 November 1924
Glendive, Dawson, Montana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Christopher Walkup Handley





World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1917: Fallon, Montana, United States; 1917: Carter, Montana, United States
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 23

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly central and northern), Scottish, and Irish: variant of Hanley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roy Handley in household of C W Handley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roy M Handley in household of Christoffer W Handley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Michael R Handley in household of James C W Handley, "United States Census, 1920"

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