Roy Walter Hurd

Brief Life History of Roy Walter

When Roy Walter Hurd was born on 13 May 1882, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Hurd, was 38 and his mother, Margaret or Margreth Wallace, was 33. He married Oleva McKnabb on 2 August 1902, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lake Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900 and United States in 1949. He registered for military service in 1882. He died on 23 December 1953, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Walter Hurd
1882–1953
Oleva McKnabb
1886–1970
Marriage: 2 August 1902
Roy Edward Hurd
1904–1975
Oleva M Hurd
1912–1970
George Samuel Hurd
1906–1950
Albert E Hurd
1909–1983
Beulahbelle Hurd
1915–2000
Lucile Lillian Hurd
1917–1953
Lorayne Hope Hurd
1923–2005
June Elaine Hurd
1927–1971

Sources (40)

  • Ray W Hurd, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Roy Walter Hurd, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • Roy W. Hurd, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

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The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Heard .

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

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