Mary Elizabeth Walt

29 November 1920–27 September 2010 (Age 89)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Walt was born on 29 November 1920, in Kansas, United States, her father, Albert Miller Walt, was 50 and her mother, Estella May Shields, was 42. She had at least 1 son with Hal Creighton McMaster. She lived in Jerome, Gove, Kansas, United States in 1930. She died on 27 September 2010, in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States.

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Hal Creighton McMaster
Mary Elizabeth Walt
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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 2

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

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 Variant of German Waldt, a topographic name from Middle High German walt ‘forest’.2 German: short form of Walther .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wald .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Walt in household of Albert M Walt, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Mary E Walt in household of Albert M Walt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Mcmaster in entry for Hal Or Craig Mcmaster, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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