Alvin Louis Artz

1927–1991 (Age 63)
Grandview, Yakima, Washington, United States

The Life of Alvin Louis

When Alvin Louis Artz was born on 5 November 1927, in Grandview, Yakima, Washington, United States, his father, Louis Marion Artz, was 24 and his mother, Thelma Mae Chapman, was 24. He lived in Yakima, Washington, United States in 1935 and Alderdale Election Precinct, Klickitat, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 4 May 1991, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mabton, Yakima, Washington, United States.

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Louis Marion Artz
Thelma Mae Chapman
Jeanette Mae Artz
Alvin Louis Artz

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 13

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

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

1 North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name A(a)rt, a reduced form of Arnt ( see Arndt , Arnold ), or sometimes from a reduced form of the personal name Alaert or Adriaan.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Arzt ‘physician’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alvin L Artz in household of Louis M Artz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alvin L Artz in household of Thelma M Artz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alvin L Artz, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"

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