Theodore Herbert Fengler

1904–1972 (Age 67)
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life of Theodore Herbert

When Theodore Herbert Fengler was born on 8 November 1904, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, his father, Leopold Milton Fengler, was 23 and his mother, Matilda Natalia Schmidt, was 20. He married Ethel Ann Elizabeth Reinig on 8 December 1932, in Lewis, Jefferson, Montana, United States. He lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 8 July 1972, in Fullerton, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 67.

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Theodore Herbert Fengler
Ethel Ann Elizabeth Reinig
Marriage: 8 December 1932

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8 December 1932
Lewis, Jefferson, Montana, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 18

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

German: Silesian variant of Wengler .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • T H Fengler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Theodore H Feuglor in household of Leo M Feuglor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • H Theodore Fengler in household of Leo M Fengler, "United States Census, 1920"

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