Walter Felland

16 April 1923–23 July 1999 (Age 76)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Walter

When Walter Felland was born on 16 April 1923, his father, Walter G. Olavson Felland, was 41 and his mother, Anne Midboe, was 38. He lived in Grenora, Williams, North Dakota, United States in 1930. He died on 23 July 1999, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76.

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Walter G. Olavson Felland
Anne Midboe
Walter Felland

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    Walter G. Olavson Felland


    Anne Midboe




World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 3

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Telemark, so named from Old Norse fall ‘fall’, probably with reference to the site of a landslide + land ‘land’, ‘farmstead’.

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

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  • Walter T Felland in household of Walter G Felland, "United States Census, 1930"

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