Ethel Alice Zager

9 June 1922–27 February 1987 (Age 64)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ethel Alice

When Ethel Alice Zager was born on 9 June 1922, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, John Zagar, was 35 and her mother, Mary Ethel Barnhart, was 33. She died on 27 February 1987, in Schererville, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter, Indiana, United States.

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Jack Kendell Raney
Ethel Alice Zager

Spouse and Children

    Jack Kendell Raney



Parents and Siblings


    Mary Ethel Barnhart




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 3

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name from Zager, a place near Wollin.2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from a place called (in Russian) Zhagory, now in Lithuania.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ethel Zagar in household of John Zagar, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Raney, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Ethel Alice Zagar, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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