Rodney Earle Prys

1940–2012 (Age 71)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Rodney Earle

When Rodney Earle Prys was born on 5 November 1940, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles Koop Prys, was 23 and his mother, Geraldine Anway, was 20. He died on 24 April 2012, in his hometown, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Rodney Earle Prys
1940–2012
Delored Marian Zokas
1935–2009

Spouse & Children

  • Male1940–2012Male

  • Delored Marian Zokas

    Female1935–2009Female

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

  • Male1938–1959Male

  • Male1940–2012Male

  • Ronald Verl Prys

    Male1949–Male

  • Roger Howard Prys

    Male1951–1960Male

  • Judy McNee

    FemaleFemale

World Events (8)

1941

Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1954 · Worlds Largest Christmas Store

Age 14

Wally Bronner opened what would become the world's largest Christmas Store in 1954 as a result of successfully creating custom Christmas panels for city lampposts. Since then, the Frankenmuth store has expanded to a 27 acre landscaped lot with over 50,000 Christmas related items in his store. Bronner's attracts over two million guests per year.
1959 · Motown Records

Age 19

Berry Gordy founded Tamla Records in Detroit with an $800 loan from his family on January 12, 1959. Gordy was inspired by the assembly line he worked on. He would imagine a kid off the street coming into his company and leaving a star. Tamla Records and Motown labels were incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. As a record producer, Gordy signed acts such as the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, and went on to be the highest earning African American business.

Name Meaning

Welsh: see Brice 2.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rod Prys in entry for Nellie Zokas, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Rodney Prys in entry for Mr Charles K Prys, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Rodney Prys in entry for Mr Charles K Prys, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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