Donald Vernell Updike

25 June 1921–3 March 1981 (Age 59)
Hickory Grove, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Donald Vernell

When Donald Vernell Updike was born on 25 June 1921, in Hickory Grove, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Frederick Updike, was 32 and his mother, Olevia Electa Walker, was 24. He married Edna Marie Roen on 25 June 1944, in Hickory Grove, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1981. He died on 3 March 1981, in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Boscobel Cemetery, Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

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Donald Vernell Updike
Edna Marie Roen
Marriage: 25 June 1944
Donna Marie Updike

Spouse and Children

25 June 1944
Hickory Grove, Grant, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 11

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 16

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch Opdijk, a topographic name for someone who lived on a dike.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donad V Updike in household of Fred Updike, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald Updike in household of Fred Updike, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald V Updike in entry for Edna M Updike, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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