Richard Edward Converse

5 May 1919–6 February 2001 (Age 81)
Sara, Clark, Washington, United States

The Life of Richard Edward

When Richard Edward Converse was born on 5 May 1919, in Sara, Clark, Washington, United States, his father, Edward Augustus Converse, was 32 and his mother, Myrtle Delde Flippin, was 20. He married Hazel Ann Herzog on 26 February 1942, in Camas, Clark, Washington, United States. He lived in Clark, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Skamania Election Precinct, Skamania, Washington, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 6 February 2001, in Washougal, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Washougal, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Richard Edward Converse
Helen Margery Personett
Marriage: 7 September 1947

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7 September 1947
Camas, Clark, Washington, United States

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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.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 21

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.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French convers ‘convert’ (Latin conversus, past participle of convertere ‘to turn’), hence a nickname for a Jew converted to Christianity, or more often an occupational name for someone converted to the religious way of life, a lay member of a convent.

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Converse in household of Otto King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Converse in household of Elizabeth Converse, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard E Converse in household of Elizabeth Converse, "United States Census, 1940"

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