Eugene Leonard Larsen

1928–1966 (Age 38)
Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States

The Life of Eugene Leonard

When Eugene Leonard Larsen was born on 14 February 1928, in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States, his father, Leonard Andrew Larsen, was 35 and his mother, Mary Josephine Schmuz, was 35. He lived in Chelan, Washington, United States in 1930 and Suburban Election Precinct, Chelan, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 12 August 1966, in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States, at the age of 38.

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Leonard Andrew Larsen
Mary Josephine Schmuz
Lillian Marie Larsen
Eugene Leonard Larsen

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 12

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Lars, Scandinavian equivalent of Lawrence .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Leonard E Larsen in household of Leonard A Larsen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene Larsen in household of Leonard A Larsen, "United States Census, 1940"

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