Frank Wilbert Whan

8 November 1908–29 October 1986 (Age 77)
Marion Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Frank Wilbert

When Frank Wilbert Whan was born on 8 November 1908, in Marion Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States, his father, Frank William Whan, was 35 and his mother, Eletha Jane Hampton, was 35. He lived in Lineville, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Grand River Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 October 1986, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lineville, Wayne, Iowa, United States.

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 1
Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
Age 5
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.
Age 21
13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

(1997: 200;2007: 338; 2010: 409)Scottish: from Mac Shuain, a lenited form of a Gaelic patronymic based on Old Norse sveinn ‘boy, servant’. See McSwain and McQueen 2.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Frank W Whan, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Frank Whan, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Frank W Whon in household of Frank W Whon, "United States Census, 1920"

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