Willis W. Gingerich

1908–1982 (Age 73)
Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life of Willis W.

When Willis W. Gingerich was born on 4 October 1908, in Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph G Gingerich, was 27 and his mother, Savilla M Miller, was 26. He died in February 1982, in his hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph G Gingerich
Savilla M Miller
George Edwin Gingerich
Willis W. Gingerich
Cora Delilah Gingerich
Velma Fern Gingerich
Barbara Ellen Gingerich
Daughter Gingerich

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 5

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.

Age 21

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

Americanized form of Swiss German Güngerich ( see Gingrich ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Willis A Gingerich in household of Joe G Gingerich, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willis W Gingerich, "Find A Grave Index"

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