Elizabeth Coolidge

15 November 1918–4 April 2009 (Age 90)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Coolidge was born on 15 November 1918, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, Ivan Donald Coolidge, was 33 and her mother, Kate Kirkendahl, was 32. She married Wilbur Roy Nellis. She died on 4 April 2009, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilbur Roy Nellis
1917–2018
Elizabeth Coolidge
1918–2009
Marriage:

Spouse and Children

    Wilbur Roy Nellis

    Male1917–2018Male

    Female1918–2009Female

MARRIAGE

Parents and Siblings

    Ivan Donald Coolidge

    Male1885–1928Male

    Kate Kirkendahl

    Female1886–1964Female

siblings

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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

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.
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

English (Cambridgeshire):1. probably an occupational name for a college servant or someone with some other association with a university college, for example a tenant farmer who farmed one of the many farms in England known as College Farm, most of which are or were owned by university colleges. 2. See Colledge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Coolidge, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elizabeth Coolidge in household of Kate K Coolidge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth C Nellis in household of Kate K Coolidge, "United States Census, 1940"

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