Willis Gingerich

1909–1987 (Age 78)
Petersburg, Wilmot, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Willis

When Willis Gingerich was born on 23 February 1909, in Petersburg, Wilmot, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, Louis R Gingerich, was 24 and his mother, Catherina Iutzi, was 24. He married Mabel Bast on 2 November 1932, in Ontario, Canada. He died on 5 February 1987, in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Baden, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Willis Gingerich
Mabel Bast
Marriage: 2 November 1932

Spouse & Children

2 November 1932
Ontario, Canada

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World Events (5)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 25

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 34

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 46

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Güngerich ( see Gingrich ).

Possible Related Names

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

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