Burton Quam

1915–16 September 2003 (Age 88)
Spicer, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Burton

When Burton Quam was born in 1915, in Spicer, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States, his father, Edward Lawrence Quam, was 32 and his mother, Pauline Thorvig, was 30. He lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1930. He died on 16 September 2003, in Bellevue, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 88.

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Edward Lawrence Quam
Pauline Thorvig
Norman Joseph Quam
Burton Quam

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World Events (8)

1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 0

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 25

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

Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kvam .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Burton Quam in household of Edward L Quam, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Burton Quam - Government record: birth-name: Burton Quam

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