Arthur William Gerdes

17 October 1904–17 September 1975 (Age 70)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Arthur William

When Arthur William Gerdes was born on 17 October 1904, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry W Gerdes, was 26 and his mother, Johanna Friederike Louise Zahlmann, was 26. He lived in Gary, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 17 September 1975, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Arthur William Gerdes
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World Events (8)

1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World
Age 1
The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.
1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 2
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 19
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Gerd, reduced form of Gerhardt .

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

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  • Arthur Gerdes in household of Hennry Gerdes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arthur Gerdes in household of Henry Gerdes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur Gerdes in household of Henry Gerdes, "United States Census, 1910"

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