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
1914–1984
Mary Gertrude Parle
1918–1992
Marriage: 28 December 1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 December 1943
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Female1918–1992Female

    John Joseph Parle

    Male1920–1943Male

    Male1922–2015Male

    Jerome Vincent Parle

    Male1926–2020Male

    Elizabeth Ann Parle

    Female1929–1977Female

+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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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.
1941

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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