Mildred Stock

20 April 1919–17 April 2010 (Age 90)
Walcott, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mildred

When Mildred Stock was born on 20 April 1919, in Walcott, Scott, Iowa, United States, her father, William Henry Stock, was 27 and her mother, Augusta Victoria Lindemann, was 21. She married Henry Arthur Finch on 26 September 1942, in Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Village Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 17 April 2010, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Henry Arthur Finch
1918–2001
Mildred Stock
1919–2010
Marriage: 26 September 1942
Dennis Finch
1944–1984

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 September 1942
Scott, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

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 English: probably for the most part a topographic name for someone who lived near the trunk or stump of a large tree, Middle English stocke (Old English stocc). In some cases the reference may be to a primitive foot-bridge over a stream consisting of a felled tree trunk. Some early examples without prepositions may point to a nickname for a stout, stocky man or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of punishment stocks.2 German: from Middle German stoc ‘tree’, ‘tree stump’, hence a topographic name equivalent to 1, but sometimes also a nickname for an impolite or obstinate person.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Stock ‘stick’, ‘pole’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mildred Stock in household of William Stock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mildred Stock in household of William Stock, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Millie Finch in entry for Orange and Rudolph Arthur Stock, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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