Gerald Ray Klee

21 August 1933–8 December 1975 (Age 42)
Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Gerald Ray

When Gerald Ray Klee was born on 21 August 1933, in Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States, his father, Karl H Klee, was 25 and his mother, Arlene Helen Odell, was 18. He lived in Colfax Election Precinct 71, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1940 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1971. He died on 8 December 1975, in Springwater, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Karl H Klee
Arlene Helen Odell
Gerald Ray Klee
Valeria Gwendola Klee
Ronald Keith Klee
Janet Klee

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 2
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1940 · Galloping Gertie
Age 7
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.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World
Age 12
The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

German:1. apparently from Middle High German klē ‘clover’, either a topographic name for someone who lived near a field of clover or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew clover to feed cattle. 2. from a shortened form of the personal name Klemens .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Gerald Klee in household of Karl Klee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gerald in entry for Karl H Klee, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Gerald R Klee, "Find A Grave Index"

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