Walter Raymond Agard

1894–1978 (Age 84)
Rockville, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Walter Raymond

When Walter Raymond Agard was born on 16 January 1894, in Rockville, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Dr. Iaasc Merritt Agard, was 39 and his mother, Ida Cerans Chaffee, was 38. He married Elizabeth Marshall Maltby in August 1923, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States in 1925 and Wisconsin, United States in 1978. He died on 27 May 1978, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84.

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Walter Raymond Agard
Elizabeth Marshall Maltby
Marriage: August 1923
Walter Merritt Agard

Spouse & Children

August 1923
New York City, New York, United States


  • Walter Merritt Agard


Parents & Siblings

  • Dr. Iaasc Merritt Agard


  • Ida Cerans Chaffee




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 13

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: habitational name from Ågård ‘farm by the stream’.2 French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi(n) ‘edge (of a sword)’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘bold’.3 Respelling of Hungarian Agárdi, a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Agárd, from the vocabulary word agár ‘hound’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter R Agard in household of Ida G Agard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Agard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter A Agard, "United States Census, 1930"

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