Maurine Fegter

18 November 1931–10 May 2014 (Age 82)
Deshler, Thayer, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Maurine

When Maurine Fegter was born on 18 November 1931, her father, George Fegter, was 41 and her mother, Elise Meiner, was 35. She married Dale Emmert Wassom on 11 April 1951. She lived in Franklin, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Macon Township, Franklin, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 10 May 2014, in Deshler, Thayer, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Deshler, Thayer, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dale Emmert Wassom
Maurine Fegter
Marriage: 11 April 1951

Spouse and Children

11 April 1951

Parents and Siblings

    George Fegter





World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 13

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name meaning ‘fighter’, denoting a professional champion or duelist, someone who fought duels for legal purposes, or one who fought for entertainment at fairs.

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

Sources (3)

  • Maurine Fegter in household of George Fegter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maurine in entry for Dale Emmert Wassom, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Maurine in entry for Dale Emmert Wassom, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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