Roy Virgil Piltingsrud

26 December 1917–6 October 2002 (Age 84)
Callender, Webster, Iowa, United States

The Life of Roy Virgil

When Roy Virgil Piltingsrud was born on 26 December 1917, in Callender, Webster, Iowa, United States, his father, Gudbrand Antonsen Piltingsrud, was 40 and his mother, Mollie S Stone, was 36. He lived in Webster, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Roland Township, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 6 October 2002, in Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84.

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Gudbrand Antonsen Piltingsrud
Mollie S Stone
Myron Gerald Piltingsrud
Roy Virgil Piltingsrud
Eleanor E Piltingsrud

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 5

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.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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Sources (3)

  • Ray Piltingarud in household of Gilbert Piltingarud, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Piltingsrud in household of Gilbert Piltingsrud, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Roy V Pittingsrud in household of Gilbert Piltingsrud, "United States Census, 1920"

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