William Howard Riemer

27 January 1921–15 July 2009 (Age 88)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life of William Howard

When William Howard Riemer was born on 27 January 1921, his father, David Harry Riemer, was 30 and his mother, Malvenia Sophia Kretzmann, was 33. He married Norma Louise Gunardson on 30 May 1948. He lived in Millburn, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1930. He died on 15 July 2009, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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William Howard Riemer
Norma Louise Gunardson
Marriage: 30 May 1948

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30 May 1948

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World Events (8)

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.
1923 · The Ellen Eccles Theatre

Age 2

The Ellen Eccles Theater was originally known as the Capitol Theater and was home to different vaudevilles and operas. The Theater later became solely used for community events and movies. In 1988, popular outcry from the public led to the city of Logan purchasing the theater and a not-for-profit organization was formed to renovate and operate it. Fire destroyed much of the theater's annex in 1990 during a restoration attempt by the city. However, the Theater reopened to a gala performance on January 8, 1993. It is used today for performances of the Utah Festival Opera Company along with the Cache Valley Civic Ballet, Music Theater West, Valley Dance Ensemble, Cache Theater Company, and several Utah State University performing groups.
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 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of leather reins and similar articles, Middle High German riemære, German Riemer, Yiddish rimer. Compare Riemenschneider .2 Altered spelling of German Reimer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Howard Riemer in household of David N Riemer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard W Riemer in household of David H Riemer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard Riemer in entry for Norma Louise Gunardson Riemer, "Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015"

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