Dudley William Gehrke

5 May 1918–5 August 2009 (Age 91)
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

The Life of Dudley William

When Dudley William Gehrke was born on 5 May 1918, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, his father, Clarence William Gehrke, was 31 and his mother, Martha May Bunce, was 28. He died on 5 August 2009, in University Place, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 91.

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Clarence William Gehrke
Martha May Bunce
Dudley William Gehrke

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 1

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of Gehr .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dudley W Gehrke in household of James A Bunce, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dudley W Gehrke in household of Clarence W Gehrke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dudley W Gehrke in household of Clarence W Gehrke, "United States Census, 1940"

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