Lester P Cartwright

16 June 1904–27 September 1995 (Age 91)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Lester P

When Lester P Cartwright was born on 16 June 1904, in Iowa, United States, his father, Edward Pearson Cartwright, was 41 and his mother, Della Ann Peilecke, was 30. He lived in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 27 September 1995, at the age of 91, and was buried in West Dundee, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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Edward Pearson Cartwright
Della Ann Peilecke
Roscoe Seward Cartwright
Lester P Cartwright

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 25

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

English: occupational name for a maker of carts, from Middle English cart(e) + wright ‘craftsman’ ( see Wright ). The surname is attested from the late 13th century, although the vocabulary word does not occur before the 15th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester Cartwright, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Lester Cartwright, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Lester P Cartwright, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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