Lester Martin Thoe

1914–1999 (Age 85)
Helvetia, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Lester Martin

When Lester Martin Thoe was born on 6 August 1914, in Helvetia, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Martin John Thoe, was 23 and his mother, Pearl Helen Guthu, was 23. He had at least 1 son with Mildred Jeanette Sether. He died on 7 August 1999, in King, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Lester Martin Thoe
Mildred Jeanette Sether
Ronald Lester Thoe

Spouse & Children



  • Ronald Lester Thoe


Parents & Siblings

  • Martin John Thoe


  • Female1890–1960Female



  • Male1914–1999Male

  • Marshall Palmer Thoe


  • Male1917–1985Male

  • Jenette Elizabeth Thoe


  • Gladys Elvina Thoe


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 5

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: unexplained.

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

Sources (2)

  • Lester M Thoe in household of Pearl H Thoe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester M Thoe in household of Martin J Thoe, "United States Census, 1930"

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