Lester Roscoe Motz

Male13 November 1912–15 September 2001

Brief Life History of Lester Roscoe

When Lester Roscoe Motz was born on 13 November 1912, in Modale, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacob Lehmen Motz, was 39 and his mother, Luella Boswell, was 36. He lived in Clay Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Taylor Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 15 September 2001, in Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88.

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Lester Roscoe Motz
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  • Lester Motz in entry for Judith Jean Motz, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Lester Motz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lester Motz in household of Jacob L Motz, "United States Census, 1920"

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

South German:

(also Mötz): nickname for a grubby, unkempt individual, or an obstinate one, from Swabian dialect motz ‘dirt’.

variant of Mautz .

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

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