Bernice Agnes Fogerty

Female15 October 1919–18 August 1997

Brief Life History of Bernice Agnes

When Bernice Agnes Fogerty was born on 15 October 1919, in West Side Township, Crawford, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Joseph Fogerty, was 36 and her mother, Estella Jane Coyne, was 34. She married Clarence John Menke on 3 June 1941, in Fonda, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States. She lived in Colfax Township, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Cedar Township, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 18 August 1997, in Laurens, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Pocahontas, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States.

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Clarence John Menke
Bernice Agnes Fogerty
Marriage: 3 June 1941

Sources (8)

  • Bernice Fogerty in household of Stella Fogerty, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Berniece Agnes Fogerty, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Bernice A Menke, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1941Fonda, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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.

    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 22

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Fogarty .

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

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