Theodore Huebner Roethke

25 May 1908–1 August 1963 (Age 55)
Saginaw, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Theodore Huebner

When Theodore Huebner Roethke was born on 25 May 1908, in Saginaw, Michigan, United States, his father, Otto Theodore Roethke, was 35 and his mother, Helen Huebner, was 26. He married Beatrice Heath in January 1953. He lived in Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and State College, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. In 1947, at the age of 39, his occupation is listed as associate professor of english in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. He died on 1 August 1963, in Bainbridge Island, Kitsap, Washington, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

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Theodore Huebner Roethke
Beatrice Heath
Marriage: January 1953

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  • Marriage
    January 1953
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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 5
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 15
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    German (Röthle): metonymic occupational name for a scribe or registrar, from Middle High German rodel ‘list’, ‘roll’. See also Roethler .

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Theodore Roethke, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Theodore Roethke in household of Otto Roethke, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Theodore H Roethke in household of Otto T Roethke, "United States Census, 1920"

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