Arthur Alonzo Pastorius

Male25 March 1906–9 May 1988

Brief Life History of Arthur Alonzo

When Arthur Alonzo Pastorius was born on 25 March 1906, in Georges Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Swaney Pastorius, was 27 and his mother, Cora Belle Maust, was 29. He married Ivey Gertrude Rowan on 11 September 1924. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Nicholson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Luzerne Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 May 1988, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Redstone Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Arthur Alonzo Pastorius
Ivey Gertrude Rowan
Marriage: 11 September 1924
Dorothy June Pastorious

Sources (13)

  • Arthur Pastorious, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates, 1906-1911 for Arthur A Pastorius
  • Arthur Alonzo Pastorious in the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1924
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 1

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 2

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.


    Age 23

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    German: humanistic surname, a translation into Latin of Schäfer (see Schafer ) or any other surname meaning ‘shepherd’. Compare Pastor . This surname is not found in Germany, anymore.

    History: Franz (Francis) Daniel Pastorius (1651–1719), from Sommershausen near Frankfurt, Germany, was the leader of a group of Mennonites who arrived in Philadelphia, PA, in 1683, one of the earliest German-speaking groups of immigrants to North America. Under his leadership plans were made for the city of Germantown, PA, of which he became mayor in 1691. He was one of the signers of the first Quaker protest against slavery in America.

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

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