Pauline Virgina Vogt

22 September 1920–18 March 2010 (Age 89)
Pleasant Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Pauline Virgina

When Pauline Virgina Vogt was born on 22 September 1920, in Pleasant Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, her father, Otto Bismark Vogt, was 38 and her mother, Lila Fern Hall, was 28. She married Jack Edward Shaw about 1940, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. She lived in Malcom Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1940 and California, United States in 2010. She died on 18 March 2010, in Irvine, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Jack Edward Shaw
Pauline Virgina Vogt
Marriage: about 1940

Spouse and Children

about 1940
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a bailiff, farm manager, or other person with supervisory authority, Middle High German voget, Late Latin vocatus, from Latin advocatus, past participle of advocare ‘to call upon (to help)’. The term originally denoted someone who appeared before a court on behalf of some party not permitted to make direct representations, often an ecclesiastical body which was not supposed to have any dealings with temporal authorities.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pauline Vogt in household of O Burt Vogt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pauline V Vogt in household of Otto B Vogt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pauline Shaw, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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