Mary Gertrude Parle

17 May 1918–25 August 1992 (Age 74)
Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Gertrude

When Mary Gertrude Parle was born on 17 May 1918, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, her father, Harry V Parle, was 24 and her mother, Mary Hiltrude McEvoy, was 23. She married Leo Francis Zimmer on 28 December 1943, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. She lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 25 August 1992, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Leo Francis Zimmer
Mary Gertrude Parle
Marriage: 28 December 1943

Spouse and Children

28 December 1943
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

Parents and Siblings




    John Joseph Parle



    Jerome Vincent Parle


    Elizabeth Ann Parle


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Parle, speech, discourse, conversation

Sources (3)

  • Mary Parle in household of Harry V Parle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary G Parle in household of V Harry Parle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary G Parle in household of Harry V Parle, "United States Census, 1930"

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