Elaine Darlene Gerdts

21 May 1931–15 September 1986 (Age 55)
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Elaine Darlene

When Elaine Darlene Gerdts was born on 21 May 1931, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, her father, Louis Henry Gerdts, was 20 and her mother, Lota Z Hathaway, was 21. She married Richard E. Pagel on 11 July 1948, in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Port Louisa Township, Louisa, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 15 September 1986, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.

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Richard E. Pagel
Elaine Darlene Gerdts
Marriage: 11 July 1948

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11 July 1948
Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 1

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 16

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Gerdt, reduced form of Gerhardt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elaine D Gerdts in household of Louis H Gerdts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elaine D Gerdts in entry for Richard E Or Dick Pagel, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Elaine Gerdts in entry for Jeff Todd Pagel and Debra Sue Laffoon, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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