Gene William Mickelson

14 November 1927–24 March 1980 (Age 52)
Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States

The Life of Gene William

When Gene William Mickelson was born on 14 November 1927, in Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States, his father, Oscar Woodrow Mickelson, was 34 and his mother, Alice Emma Roessel, was 23. He married Patricia Lorena Kiekenapp on 11 August 1946, in Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Mason, Washington, United States in 1935 and Clifton Election Precinct, Mason, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 24 March 1980, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 52.

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Gene William Mickelson
Patricia Lorena Kiekenapp
Marriage: 11 August 1946
Pamela Gene Mickelson

Spouse and Children

11 August 1946
Clark, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 13

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 15

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Respelling of Swedish Mickelsson, a patronymic from the personal name Mickel ( see Michael ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Gene W Mickelson in household of Oscar W Mickelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gene Williams Mickelson, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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