Roy M Messerschmidt

16 November 1894–February 1986 (Age 91)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Roy M

When Roy M Messerschmidt was born on 16 November 1894, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Albert C. Messerschmidt, was 20 and his mother, Mable Eugenie Holley, was 18. He married Mabel Olive Sergeant on 19 May 1919, in Dows, Wright, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in West Fork Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died in February 1986, at the age of 91.

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Roy M Messerschmidt
Mabel Olive Sergeant
Marriage: 19 May 1919
Helen Messerschmidt E

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 2
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated
Age 3
The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 24
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a cutler, from Middle High German mezzer ‘knife’ + smit ‘smith’. See also Messer 1.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Leroy M Messersmidt in household of Albert C Messersmidt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy M Messerschmidt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy M Messerschmidt, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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