Irwin Vern Wickre

1936–31 October 1953 (Age 17)
Washington, United States

The Life of Irwin Vern

When Irwin Vern Wickre was born in 1936, in Washington, United States, his father, Julius Kalmer Wickre, was 34 and his mother, Gladys Rose Gibson, was 34. He died on 31 October 1953, in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, at the age of 17, and was buried in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Julius Kalmer Wickre
1902–1996
Gladys Rose Gibson
1902–
Irwin Vern Wickre
1936–1953

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World Events (6)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 4

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.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 6

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name from Middle High German, Middle Low German wicker ‘soothsayer’, ‘magician’.2 German: from an Old High German personal name composed of the elements wīg ‘battle’, ‘war’ + heri ‘army’.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived or worked in an outlying settlement, from a derivative of Old English wīc ( see Wick ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irwin Wickre in household of Julius K Wickre, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irwin Vern Wickre, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Irwin Vern Wickre, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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