Sylvia Lillian Valgora

20 June 1917–22 March 1992 (Age 74)
Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Sylvia Lillian

Sylvia Lillian Valgora was born on 20 June 1917, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States. She married Robert Leon McKee in 1949. She died on 22 March 1992, in Chino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Robert Leon McKee
1922–1983
Sylvia Lillian Valgora
1917–1992
Marriage: 1949

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1949

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 5

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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