Catherine Violet Lopez

1921–1949 (Age 27)
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life of Catherine Violet

When Catherine Violet Lopez was born on 27 November 1921, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, her father, Vincent Raymond Lopez Sr, was 35 and her mother, Ruth Mamie Adams, was 24. She lived in Julien, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 25 June 1949, at the age of 27.

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Family Time Line

Vincent Raymond Lopez Sr
Ruth Mamie Adams
Clyde Lopez
D. Leonidas López
Carmen Lopez
Catherine Violet Lopez
Vincent Raymond Lopez Jr
Mary Ruth Lopez
Gertrude Caroline Lopez

Parents & Siblings

  • Vincent Raymond Lopez Sr


  • Female1896–1957Female



  • Clyde Lopez


  • D. Leonidas López


  • Carmen Lopez


  • Female1921–1949Female

  • Vincent Raymond Lopez Jr


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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 1

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 8

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Spanish (López): patronymic from the medieval personal name Lope (from Latin lupus ‘wolf’). This is one of the commonest of all Spanish surnames.

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

Sources (3)

  • Catherine Lopez in household of Vincent Lopez, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catherine Shindhelm in entry for Carmen J Bickert, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Catharine Lopez, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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