Mildred Ruth Neiswanger

29 June 1917–14 January 2004 (Age 86)
Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mildred Ruth

When Mildred Ruth Neiswanger was born on 29 June 1917, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, her father, Edward or Edgar T. Neiswanger, was 38 and her mother, Minnie Booth, was 40. She married Gerald A Martin about 1936, in Iowa, United States. She lived in Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 January 2004, in Jefferson County Hospital, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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Gerald A Martin
Mildred Ruth Neiswanger
Marriage: about 1936

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  • Marriage
    about 1936Iowa, United States
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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.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Neuschwanger or of its original Swiss German form Neuenschwander .History: This is one of the variants of the name of a Swiss Mennonite family, most commonly spelled Neuenschwander . Jacob Neiswanger, his wife, and Ann Neiswanger were members of the Codorus, PA, congregation in 1770.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Mildred Ruth Neiswanger, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
    • Mildred Neiswanger in household of Ed T Neiswanger, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Mildred Ruth Neiswanger in household of Edgar T Neiswanger, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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