Geraldine I. Askam

24 July 1924–16 March 1996 (Age 71)
Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States

The Life of Geraldine I.

When Geraldine I. Askam was born on 24 July 1924, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, her father, Hillis Herbert Askam Sr., was 27 and her mother, Gladys Marie Woodland, was 26. She lived in Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 16 March 1996, in Seneca, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71.

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 5

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic Aslam ‘most perfect’, ‘faultless’, an elative form of the adjective salīm ( see Salim ).

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

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  • Geraldine Askam in household of Hillis Askam, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Geraldine Askam in household of Hillis Askam, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Geraldine I Ward, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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