George DuBois

7 April 1919–7 January 1994 (Age 74)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of George

When George DuBois was born on 7 April 1919, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, George DuBois, was 19 and his mother, Mabel Berry, was 16. He died on 7 January 1994, in his hometown, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

George DuBois
1900–1933
Mabel Berry
1903–
George DuBois
1919–1994

Parents and Siblings

    George DuBois

    Male1900–1933Male

    Mabel Berry

    Female1903–Female

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World Events (3)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

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.

Name Meaning

French and English (Norman and Huguenot): topographic name for someone who lived in a wood, from the fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’ + French bois ‘wood’ ( see Bois ). In both England and America the name has been translated as Wood .

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

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