Willis Theodore Gingerich

1904–1963 (Age 59)
English River Township, Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life of Willis Theodore

When Willis Theodore Gingerich was born on 6 February 1904, in English River Township, Washington, Iowa, United States, his father, John M. E Gingerich, was 35 and his mother, Etta Pauline Lemley, was 29. He married Neva Pearl Kronkright on 9 October 1937, in Thompson Falls, Sanders, Montana, United States. He lived in Washington, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Valley, Montana, United States in 1930. He died on 25 January 1963, in Fallon, Montana, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States.

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Willis Theodore Gingerich
Neva Pearl Kronkright
Marriage: 9 October 1937

Spouse & Children

9 October 1937
Thompson Falls, Sanders, Montana, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1913: Fallon, Montana, United States

Age 16

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Güngerich ( see Gingrich ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Willis T Gingerich, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Willis T Gingerich in household of Emil W Scherrer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willis Gingerich in household of John M Gingerich, "United States Census, 1910"

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