When Maxine Rosetta Oehlert was born on 3 October 1923, in Mount Vernon Township, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, her father, Julius Christian Oehlert, was 29 and her mother, Leila Eleanor King Oehlert, was 23. She married Thurman Oscar Davis on 2 June 1941, in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. She lived in Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 February 2000, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon Township, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world
Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill
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.
German (rarely Öhlert):
from a shortened form of the personal name Odalhard, composed with Old Saxon ōd ‘possession’.