Walter Philipp

8 January 1897–1 July 1988 (Age 91)
Hamburg, Germany

The Life of Walter

When Walter Philipp was born on 8 January 1897, in Hamburg, Germany, his father, Charles Philipp, was 30 and his mother, Sara Selma Philipp, was 31. He married Edith Auguste Luise Dodeck about 1923, in Hamburg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 1 July 1988, in Osceola, Florida, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Walter Philipp
1897–1988
Edith Auguste Luise Dodeck
1899–1947
Marriage: about 1923
Robert Philipp
1923–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1923
Hamburg, Germany
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 16

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): from the personal name Philipp ( see Philip ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Philipp in entry for Edith Or edith Auguste Luise Dodeck Philipp, "New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946"
  • Walter Philipp, "New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946"
  • Walter Philipp in entry for Edith or Edith Auguste Luise Dodeck Philipp, "New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946"

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