John Duart Sumpter

1 October 1910–13 November 1954 (Age 44)
Jamestown Township, Howard, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Duart

When John Duart Sumpter was born on 1 October 1910, in Jamestown Township, Howard, Iowa, United States, his father, Orson J. Sumpter, was 33 and his mother, Nellie May Lockie, was 24. He married Margaret Ruth Pattee on 28 June 1934, in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. He lived in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 13 November 1954, in Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Porterville, Tulare, California, United States.

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John Duart Sumpter
Margaret Ruth Pattee
Marriage: 28 June 1934

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Ruth Pattee


28 June 1934
Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Orson J. Sumpter






    James Herald Sumpter


    Elizabeth Ann Sumpter


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries 1919: Glacier, Montana, United States
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 12

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.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a carrier, from Middle English sum(p)ter ‘(driver of a) pack animal’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Sempter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Sumpter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Duart Sumpter, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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