Florence Gertrude Ellison

Female22 July 1920–17 September 1986

Brief Life History of Florence Gertrude

When Florence Gertrude Ellison was born on 22 July 1920, in Wayne Township, Jones, Iowa, United States, her father, Rolland Ruxton Ellison, was 33 and her mother, Gertrude Edith Darrow, was 33. She lived in Fairview Township, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1940 and Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States for about 1 years. She died on 17 September 1986, in Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 66.

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Rolland Ruxton Ellison
Gertrude Edith Darrow
George Oscar Ellison
Florence Gertrude Ellison

Sources (6)

  • Florence G Ellison, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Florence Gertrude Ellison, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Florence G Ellison, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"

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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 2

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.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

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


Age 20

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Ellis (Old Testament Elijah) + -son.

English: from the Middle English, Old French female personal name Elissent, Elisant, ancient Germanic Elisind.

Scottish: sometimes a post-medieval variant of Allison , which is mainly concentrated in northern England and southwestern Scotland. There is a similar Scottish variation between Alison and Elison as female personal names.

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

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