Bethel Irene Shunk

Female4 August 1917–June 1986

Brief Life History of Bethel Irene

When Bethel Irene Shunk was born on 4 August 1917, in Crawford, Iowa, United States, her father, Harry Elmer Shunk, was 42 and her mother, Flowsia Pearl Reeser, was 25. She married Harold Edwards. She died in June 1986, at the age of 68.

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Harold Edwards
1910–1989
Bethel Irene Shunk
1917–1986
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  • Bethel Irene Shunk, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

    Age 5

    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 20

    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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

    Americanized form of German Schunk or Schank .

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

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