Augusta Bertha Walter

28 March 1888–21 July 1956 (Age 68)
St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life of Augusta Bertha

When Augusta Bertha Walter was born on 28 March 1888, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, Heinrich Walter, was 31 and her mother, Katharine Goegel, was 28. She married Thomas Close on 25 May 1907, in Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 21 July 1956, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Close
Augusta Bertha Walter
Marriage: 25 May 1907
Gloria Patricia Close

Spouse and Children

25 May 1907
Pinckneyville, Perry, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 14

Historical Boundaries - 1902: Denver, Colorado, United States [City and County of Denver created by Constitutional Amendment]
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

German, Swedish, and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + heri, hari ‘army’. The personal name was introduced into England from France by the Normans in the form Walt(i)er, Waut(i)er.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gusta Close in household of Thomas Close, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gusta Close in household of Thos Close, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gusta Close in household of Thomas Close, "United States Census, 1940"

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