John Donald Feuerstein

10 May 1918–19 April 2010 (Age 91)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of John Donald

When John Donald Feuerstein was born on 10 May 1918, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, his father, John Peter Feuerstein, was 27 and his mother, Kathryn Sinner, was 26. He married Phyllis Jean Craig on 7 March 1942, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Spokane, Washington, United States in 2006. He died on 19 April 2010, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 91.

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John Donald Feuerstein
Phyllis Jean Craig
Marriage: 7 March 1942
J Dennis Firestone

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7 March 1942
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States


    J Dennis Firestone


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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

1 German: metonymic occupational name for a seller of flints, or topographic name for someone who lived near an outcrop of flint, from Middle High German viur ‘fire’ + stein ‘stone’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Feuer ‘fire’ + Stein ‘stone’, or an ornamental name from the German Feuerstein ‘flint’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John D Fenerstein in household of John P Fenerstein, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J Donald Feuerstein in household of John P Feuerstein, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Donald Feuerstein, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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