Walter Alvin Ostwald

6 October 1923–11 December 2009 (Age 86)
Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States

The Life of Walter Alvin

When Walter Alvin Ostwald was born on 6 October 1923, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, his father, Paul William Ostwald, was 43 and his mother, Anna Bell Grubb, was 34. He married Eva Mary Nelson on 15 June 1956, in Minidoka, Idaho, United States. He lived in Baker, Oregon, United States in 2008. He died on 11 December 2009, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States.

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Walter Alvin Ostwald
Eva Mary Nelson
Marriage: 15 June 1956

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15 June 1956
Minidoka, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 6

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.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Oswald .2 German: from the Germanic personal name Ostold, composed of the elements Ost ( see Oest 1) + Old High German walt(an) ‘to rule’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Ost ‘east’ + Wald ‘forest’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter A Ostwald in household of Paul W Ostwald, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Ostwald in household of Paul W Ostwald, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Alvin Ostwald, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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