Donald Robert Rierson Sr

Male3 April 1920–20 May 1999

Brief Life History of Donald Robert

When Donald Robert Rierson Sr was born on 3 April 1920, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, David Ruben Rierson, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Sarah "Sadie" Horn, was 24. He registered for military service in 1940. He died on 20 May 1999, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mitchellville Cemetery, Mitchellville, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Ruben Rierson
Margaret Sarah "Sadie" Horn
Donald Robert Rierson Sr

Sources (5)

  • Donald Pierson in household of David R Pierson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Donald R Rierson, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Donald R Rierson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (1)

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 5

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 


Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Reiersen . Compare Ryerson .

Variant of Ryerson , a surname of Dutch origin.

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

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Adoption Story

Never wanted to see his biological parents. He said that he was the bastard child; he was returned when he was first adopted since he was sick.

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