Lewis Oliver Gerber

1905–1978 (Age 72)
West Penn, West Penn Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lewis Oliver

When Lewis Oliver Gerber was born on 30 December 1905, in West Penn, West Penn Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Harry Oliver Gerber, was 29 and his mother, Martha Elmira Rex, was 22. He lived in Tamaqua, Tamaqua, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940 and Tamaqua, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1978. He died on 12 May 1978, in Coaldale, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hometown, Rush Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Oliver Gerber
1905–1978
Florence Miller
1905–1980

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Harry Oliver Gerber

    Male1876–1948Male

  • Female1883–1960Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1927

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Louis Gerber in household of Harry O Gerber, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lewis Gerber in household of Harry Gerber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lewis O Gerber in household of Harry O Gerber, "United States Census, 1910"

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