Walter Elliot Galvin

4 October 1899–9 June 1970 (Age 70)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Walter Elliot

When Walter Elliot Galvin was born on 4 October 1899, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Martin S Galvin, was 41 and his mother, Victoria Jane Paul, was 36. He married Gertrude Elizabeth Catherine Rogosia on 29 December 1926, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Burlington Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 9 June 1970, at the age of 70.

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Walter Elliot Galvin
Gertrude Elizabeth Catherine Rogosia
Marriage: 29 December 1926
Walter Paul Galvin

Spouse and Children

29 December 1926
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States


    Walter Paul Galvin


Parents and Siblings

    Martin S Galvin


    Victoria Jane Paul




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 14

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gealbháin ‘descendant of Gealbhán’, a personal name from geal ‘bright’ + bán ‘white’.2 French: nickname for a cheerful drunkard, from Old French galer ‘to enjoy oneself’, also used in a transitive sense with the meaning ‘waste’, ‘consume’ + vin ‘wine’ (Latin vinum).3 French: from a variant of the personal name Gauvain ( see Gavin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Galvess in household of Martin Galvess, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter Elliot Galvin in entry for Robert Edward Galvin, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Walter Elliott Galvin in entry for Gertrude Elizabeth Galvin, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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