Iona Leone Updyke

29 September 1919–27 May 2013 (Age 93)
Lambertville, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Iona Leone

When Iona Leone Updyke was born on 29 September 1919, in Lambertville, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, Russell Updyke, was 26 and her mother, Caroline Uretta Bowers, was 26. She died on 27 May 2013, in Morrisville, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 93.

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Russell Updyke
Caroline Uretta Bowers
Kenneth R Updyke
Iona Leone Updyke

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

New Jersey was the first state to ratify Prohibition, the short-lived constitutional ban on alcoholic beverages.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

See Updike .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Iona Updike in household of John W Lang, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Iona Updyke in household of Samuel Updyke, "United States Census, 1920"

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