Herman William Handy

29 January 1883–August 1964 (Age 81)
Crawford, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Herman William

When Herman William Handy was born on 29 January 1883, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Frank Handy, was 26 and his mother, Agnes Thornton, was 21. He married Myrtle Tressa Jewett on 22 October 1908, in Wadena, Fayette, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Saratoga, Winona, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Saratoga Township, Winona, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died in August 1964, in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Herman William Handy
Myrtle Tressa Jewett
Marriage: 22 October 1908
Ora A Handy
Lewis Earl Handy
Vivian Mary Handy

Spouse and Children

22 October 1908
Wadena, Fayette, Iowa, United States


    Ora A Handy



    Vivian Mary Handy


Parents and Siblings

    Frank Handy





World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one's hands’, ‘dextrous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Herman W Handy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herman W Handy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herman W Handy, "United States Census, 1910"

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