William Robert Koch

1919–1977 (Age 57)
Denton, Doniphan, Kansas, United States

The Life of William Robert

When William Robert Koch was born in September 1919, in Denton, Doniphan, Kansas, United States, his father, Henry Koch, was 29 and his mother, Anne Blanche Underwood, was 25. He married Thora Eunice Dewey on 21 November 1964, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 March 1977, in Thousand Oaks, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Westlake, Daly City, San Mateo, California, United States.

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William Robert Koch
Thora Eunice Dewey
Marriage: 21 November 1964

Spouse and Children

21 November 1964
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Koch


    Anne Blanche Underwood




    William Koch


    George Koch



    Richard Koch


    Esther R Koch


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 8

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 16

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

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German koch, German Koch ‘cook’ (cognate with Latin coquus). The name in this sense is widespread throughout eastern and central Europe, and is also well established in Denmark.2 Czech and Slovak: from a pet form of any of several medieval personal names beginning with Ko-, for example Kochan, Kocián, Kojata, and Kosmas.3 Polish: nickname from kochać ‘to love’ ( see Kochan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert E Koch in household of Henry Koch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert E Koch in household of Henry Koch Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Koch in household of Henry Koch, "United States Census, 1920"

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