Willard Herman Meerkatz

Male14 June 1919–12 March 1999

Brief Life History of Willard Herman

When Willard Herman Meerkatz was born on 14 June 1919, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Emil August Meerkatz, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth M Dethloff, was 33. He had at least 1 son with Margaret Darlene Lampshire. He lived in Pleasant Home Township, Polk, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 12 March 1999, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States.

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Willard Herman Meerkatz
Margaret Darlene Lampshire
Gene W Meerkatz

Sources (8)

  • Willard Meerkatz in household of Emil Meerkatz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willard H Meerkatz, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Willard Meerkatz in entry for Gene W Meerkatz, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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Children (1)

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

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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.


Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.


Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Especially U.S.: transferred use of the surname, which is probably derived from the Old English personal name Wilheard, from wil ‘will, desire’ + heard ‘hardy, brave, strong’. It is associated with the Jamaican opera singer Willard White ( b. 1946 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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