George A Wingert

22 November 1899–June 1985 (Age 85)
Wheatland Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life of George A

When George A Wingert was born on 22 November 1899, in Wheatland Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States, his father, John Adam Wingert, was 39 and his mother, Wilhelmine Luthe Ammann, was 30. He lived in McCook, South Dakota, United States in 1935 and Humboldt Township, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States in 1940. He died in June 1985, at the age of 85, and was buried in Humboldt, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States.

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 14

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.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 23

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

German: dialect variant of Weingarten .

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

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  • Georg A Wingert, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • George A Wingert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George A Wingert, "United States Census, 1930"

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