Orville Valentine Kies

12 May 1935–12 October 2007 (Age 72)
Hazleton, Buchanan, Iowa, United States

The Life of Orville Valentine

When Orville Valentine Kies was born on 12 May 1935, in Hazleton, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, his father, Valentine Joseph Kies, was 58 and his mother, Amanda Bertha Schmidt, was 34. He married Doris Kennon on 11 August 1957, in Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa, United States. He lived in Jefferson Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 12 October 2007, in Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hickory Cemetery, Summitville, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Orville Valentine Kies
Doris Kennon
Marriage: 11 August 1957

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11 August 1957
Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Age 6

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kis ‘gravel’, ‘low grade iron ore’, hence probably a topographic name for someone living on land characterized by coarse sand and pebbles or an occupational nickname for an iron smelter.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orville Kies in household of Ed Kies, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orville Valentine Kies, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Mr Orville Valentine Kies, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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