Marvin Zachariah Berch

21 September 1915–24 December 1970 (Age 55)
Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Marvin Zachariah

When Marvin Zachariah Berch was born on 21 September 1915, in Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, Zachariah Jonathan Berch, was 33 and his mother, Bertha Loretta McKee, was 24. He married Pauleen Goldie Phelps on 6 December 1938, in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Fontana Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 24 December 1970, in Lompoc, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Lompoc, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Marvin Zachariah Berch
Pauleen Goldie Phelps
Marriage: 6 December 1938

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 1
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.
1917 · Camp Dodge
Age 2
Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
Age 16
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

(1997: 243;2007: 445; 2010: 490)German: variant of Bercht, from a short form of the personal names Berthold or Albrecht (see Albert ).English (London, Staffordshire, Cheshire, and Somerset): variant of Birch . The surname Berch is very rare in Britain.

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

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Sources (11)

  • Marvin Z Berch, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Marvin Zacheriah Berch, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Marvin Zack Berch, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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