Mildred Leona Custer

12 March 1918–22 February 1994 (Age 76)
Washington, United States

The Life of Mildred Leona

When Mildred Leona Custer was born on 12 March 1918, in Washington, United States, her father, Jack Daniel Custer, was 33 and her mother, Edith Irene Toy, was 27. She married Robert Lavern Holliday on 18 August 1945, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. She lived in Winlock, Lewis, Washington, United States in 1920 and Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 22 February 1994, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Robert Lavern Holliday
Mildred Leona Custer
Marriage: 18 August 1945

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18 August 1945
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 1

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Köster or Küster ‘sexton’ ( see Kuster ).2 English: variant of Coster .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mildred Custer in household of Jack D Custer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mildred Custer in household of Jack Custer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mildred L Custer, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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