Walter Dawson Wallace

4 October 1918–27 December 1998 (Age 80)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Walter Dawson

When Walter Dawson Wallace was born on 4 October 1918, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, his father, Walter Wallace, was 46 and his mother, Mabel Sophie Skaar, was 25. He married Barbara Woolley on 1 March 1943, in Miami, Dade, Florida, United States. He lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1930 and Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 27 December 1998, in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Walter Dawson Wallace
Barbara Woolley
Marriage: 1 March 1943

Spouse and Children

1 March 1943
Miami, Dade, Florida, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Wallace


    Mabel Sophie Skaar




    Willmer Wallace


    Margaret Elizabeth Wallace



World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 1

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 22

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 guests 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

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter D Wallace in household of Walter Wallace, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Wallace in household of Walter Wallace, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Dawson Jr. in household of W G Dawson, "United States Census, 1920"

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