Edward Fegley

1929–1985 (Age 56)
Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Fegley was born about 1929, his father, Oliver Fegley, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Bowman, was 23. He lived in Rush Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 September 1985, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Fegley
Catherine Bowman
Irene Fegley
Edward Fegley
Claire Fegley
Laverne Fegley
William Fegley
Sarah Fegley
Stanley Fegley
Sadie Fegley

Parents & Siblings



  • Irene Fegley


  • Male1929–1985Male

  • William Fegley


  • Sarah Fegley


  • Stanley Fegley


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

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.

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 15

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

Americanized spelling of German Vögli, metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher or nickname for someone with birdlike features, from a diminutive of Vogel .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Edward O Fegly in household of Oliver A Fegly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Fegley in household of Oliver Fegley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward in entry for Oliver Abraham Lincoln Fegley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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