Willard Norton Semans

6 September 1902–25 October 1953 (Age 51)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Willard Norton

When Willard Norton Semans was born on 6 September 1902, in Illinois, United States, his father, Melvin Semans, was 27 and his mother, Emma Jessie Barackman, was 24. He married Janet Lydia Kyle on 16 April 1927, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1910 and Ross, Marin, California, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1921. He died on 25 October 1953, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Willard Norton Semans
Janet Lydia Kyle
Marriage: 16 April 1927
Melvin Willard Semans

Spouse and Children

16 April 1927
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States


    Melvin Willard Semans


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 8

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 variant of Seman in any of its senses, with excrescent or patronymic -s.2 Americanized spelling of German Siemens .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willard N Semans, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willard N Semans in household of M Semans, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Norton Semans, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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