Ervin Joseph Roragen

21 January 1929–10 May 1985 (Age 56)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Ervin Joseph

When Ervin Joseph Roragen was born on 21 January 1929, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Peder Johannes Roragen, was 32 and his mother, Ella Josephine Handeland, was 24. He lived in Beaulieu, Mahnomen, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Bejou Township, Mahnomen, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 10 May 1985, at the age of 56, and was buried in Webb City, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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Peder Johannes Roragen
Ella Josephine Handeland
Ernest Roragen
Ervin Joseph Roragen

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 2

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 15

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.

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  • Erwin J Roragen in household of Peter J Roragen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ervin Roragen in household of Peter Roragen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ervin J Roragen, "Find A Grave Index"

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