Theodor Geisel Wallace

24 November 1912–9 December 1996 (Age 84)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Theodor Geisel

When Theodor Geisel Wallace was born on 24 November 1912, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Lombard Wallace, was 28 and his mother, Christine Cornelia Geisel, was 24. He lived in Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Springfield, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1940. He died on 9 December 1996, in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 84.

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James Lombard Wallace
Christine Cornelia Geisel
Theodor Geisel Wallace
Richard Avery Wallace

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · World War I Contributions

Age 5

The legislature of Maine dedicated approximately $1 million towards World War I at the time that US involvement began. By the time armistice would be declared in 1918, Maine contributed roughly 35,000 men and $116 million.
1934 · National Prohibition is Repealed

Age 22

"After a long history of banning liquor, both on a state and national level, all of the ""Maine Laws"" regarding alcohol were repealed in 1934."

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Theodore Wallace in household of James L Wallace, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Theodore Wallace in household of James L Wallace, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Theodore G Wallace in household of James L Wallace, "United States Census, 1940"

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