Thomas Henry Moates Jr

1917–1985 (Age 68)
Griswold, Cass, Iowa, United States

The Life of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Moates Jr was born on 9 August 1917, in Griswold, Cass, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Henry Moates Sr., was 24 and his mother, Ruth Marian Jackson, was 24. He married Johanna Ruth Fricke on 19 July 1940, in Bayard, Morrill, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Norwalk Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Sherman Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 14 August 1985, in Central City, Merrick, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 68.

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Thomas Henry Moates Jr
Johanna Ruth Fricke
Marriage: 19 July 1940

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19 July 1940
Bayard, Morrill, Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 5

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.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English (Norwich): variant of Moat .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tom H Moates Jr. in household of Tom H Moates, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Tom Moates Jr. in household of Tom Moates, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tom Moates Jr in household of Tom Moates, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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