Christina Mary Jorae

31 May 1920–16 March 2009 (Age 88)
Victor Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Christina Mary

When Christina Mary Jorae was born on 31 May 1920, in Victor Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States, her father, Louis Victor Jorae, was 25 and her mother, Gladys Velma Post, was 25. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Dale Eugene Wood. She died on 16 March 2009, in Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Dale Eugene Wood
Christina Mary Jorae
David E. Wood
Janet Wood
Julia Wood
Nancy Wood

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    David E. Wood


    Janet Wood


    Julia Wood


    Nancy Wood


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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 2

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 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named, from Old Norse gerði ‘enclosed land’, ‘field’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Christiana M Wood in household of Dale E Wood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Christana M Jorae in household of Louis B Jorae, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Christina M Wood, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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