Walter Robert Topp

1925–1998 (Age 72)
Sherman Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States

The Life of Walter Robert

When Walter Robert Topp was born on 20 November 1925, in Sherman Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States, his father, William Carl John Topp, was 38 and his mother, Alice Ellen Eller, was 34. He lived in Sherman, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 25 April 1998, in Hardin, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sherman Township Cemetery, Maurice, Sioux, Iowa, United States.

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William Carl John Topp
Alice Ellen Eller
Raymond Richard Topp
Walter Robert Topp

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · The World's Busiest Airport

Age 2

"Originally named Chicago Air Park, Midway Airport was built with one cinder runway mainly for airmail flights. The city then leased the airport and named it the Chicago Municipal Airport. By 1928, the airport had twelve hangars and four runways, lit for night operations. In 1931 the airport claimed to be the ""World's Busiest"" with over 100,846 passengers on 60,947 flights each week. In July 1949 the airport was renamed after the Battle of Midway."
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 20

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Topp meaning ‘tuft’, ‘crest’, or the cognate Old Norse Toppr.2 German: from Low German topp ‘point’, ‘tree top’, hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense ‘braid’.3 German: variant of Dopp .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter Topp in household of William J Topp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter R Topp in household of William C J Topp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Robert Topp, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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