Walter Everett Simons

21 May 1923–10 December 1996 (Age 73)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Walter Everett

When Walter Everett Simons was born on 21 May 1923, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Stuart Raymond Simons, was 31 and his mother, Olive Sadler, was 34. He died on 10 December 1996, in Palos Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oak Lawn, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 2

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 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from Simon .

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

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  • Mr Walter E Simons, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Walter Everett Simons, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Walter E Simons, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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