Forrest Norton Todd

1902–1977 (Age 74)
Cono Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States

The Life of Forrest Norton

When Forrest Norton Todd was born on 20 August 1902, in Cono Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, his father, Howard Morris Todd, was 37 and his mother, Jessie Dora Norton, was 32. He married Elnora Victoria Anstey in June 1929, in Kentucky, United States. He lived in Delafield, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States in 1930 and Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 20 May 1977, in Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Forrest Norton Todd
Elnora Victoria Anstey
Marriage: June 1929

Spouse & Children

June 1929
Kentucky, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Howard Morris Todd


  • Female1870–1961Female



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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 5

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Forest N Todd, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Forrest Todd in household of Jessie Todd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Forrest N Todd, "United States Census, 1930"

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