Murl Kenneth Albright

30 August 1921–3 March 2006 (Age 84)
Davis, Iowa, United States

The Life of Murl Kenneth

When Murl Kenneth Albright was born on 30 August 1921, in Davis, Iowa, United States, his father, Lewis Henry Albright, was 20 and his mother, Lottie Alice Doll, was 19. He lived in Roscoe Township, Davis, Iowa, United States in 1940 and Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States in 1945. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 3 March 2006, in Wellman, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Appanoose, Iowa Territory, United States.

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Lewis Henry Albright
Lottie Alice Doll
Murl Kenneth Albright
Earl Eugene Albright
Jessie Franklin Albright
Mary Lou Albright
Jerry Albright
Lela Mae Albright

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    Jessie Franklin Albright


    Mary Lou Albright


    Jerry Albright


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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 1

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

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

1 Americanized form of German Albrecht .2 English: from a medieval variant of the personal name Albert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Murl Albright, "Florida, State Census, 1945"
  • Merl Albright in household of L H Albright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Murl K Allbright in household of Lewis H Allbright, "United States Census, 1930"

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