Walter A Ley

17 May 1897–March 1964 (Age 66)
Seymour, Jackson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Walter A

When Walter A Ley was born on 17 May 1897, in Seymour, Jackson, Indiana, United States, his father, John Ley, was 26 and his mother, Matilda Kurtz, was 24. He married Ruth M Bruder on 4 January 1918, in Hancock, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Jim Henry Township, Miller, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in March 1964, at the age of 66, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Walter A Ley
Ruth M Bruder
Marriage: 4 January 1918

Spouse and Children


    Ruth M Bruder


4 January 1918
Hancock, Indiana, United States




Parents and Siblings


    Matilda Kurtz




    Girtha Ley




    Laura Ley


    Henry Clemens Ley


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

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 English: variant of Lye .2 French: habitational name from Ley in Moselle.3 French and German: from a medieval personal name, Eloy (Latin Eligius, a derivative of eligere ‘to choose or elect’), made popular by a 6th-century saint who came to be venerated as the patron of smiths and horses.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter A Lay in household of John M Lay, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Ley in household of John Ley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter A Ley, "United States Census, 1930"

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