Jean Wald

1911–22 March 1980 (Age 69)

The Life of Jean

When Jean Wald was born in 1911, in Poland, her father, Oscar Wald, was 27 and her mother, Regina Rifka Rivka Fleiss Wald, was 22. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 22 March 1980, in Melrose Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Long Island, New York, United States.

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Oscar Wald
Regina Rifka Rivka Fleiss Wald
Jean Wald
William Wald
Louis Wald
Tauba Tillie Wald Entel
Eva Wald

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Age 7

Poland becomes independent. Poland becomes independent as WWI comes to an end. The country was devastated by the war. Approximately one million Poles died. All Polish institutions had to be rebuilt as the country once again formed a nation. The official boundaries are not set until 1923.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 German and English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Wald ‘forest’. Very few Jews would have been living anywhere near a forest at the time when they acquired surnames, so as a Jewish name its origins are unlikely to be topographic.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Jean Wald in household of Oscar Wald, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jean W Miller, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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