Donald E. Phillabaum

1912–1996 (Age 84)
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

The Life of Donald E.

When Donald E. Phillabaum was born on 27 April 1912, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, his father, Harry Ray Phillabaum, was 25 and his mother, Bertha Mildred Howard, was 21. He married Ralda May Day on 5 November 1938. He lived in Walla Walla, Washington, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 64 Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 8 December 1996, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Donald E. Phillabaum
Ralda May Day
Marriage: 5 November 1938

Spouse & Children

5 November 1938

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 4

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Vielbaum, habitational name from a place so named in Altmark, from vil ‘swamp’ + baum ‘tree’.

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

Story Highlight

Don Phillabaum

Don, my father, was born in Spokane Washington at Deaconess Hospital. His father, Harry, worked for a railroad and Don spent his early years in Whitefish and Troy Montana. He won a bicycle from the …

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Sources (3)

  • Donald Phillabaum in household of Harry Phillabaum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald E Phillabaum in household of Harry R Phillabaum, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald Phillabaum, "United States Census, 1940"

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