Willard Henry Madren

20 April 1916–2 October 1995 (Age 79)
Linn Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Willard Henry

When Willard Henry Madren was born on 20 April 1916, in Linn Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States, his father, Raymond Marion Madren, was 28 and his mother, Ada M. Schell, was 22. He lived in Union Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1995. He died on 2 October 1995, at the age of 79, and was buried in East Linn Cemetery, Redfield, Dallas, Iowa, United States.

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Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 1

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Madron in Cornwall. Alternatively, possibly from Madryn in Gwynedd, Wales.

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

Sources (3)

  • Millard H Madren in household of Ray M Madren, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willard H Madsen in household of Ray M Madsen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Willard Madsen in household of Ray M Madsen, "United States Census, 1920"

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