Arthur W Renner

Male14 February 1924–14 September 1999

Brief Life History of Arthur W

When Arthur W Renner was born on 14 February 1924, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, Raymond James Renner, was 24 and his mother, Mina A. Hibbard, was 24. He married Elaine Jean Hecht on 24 February 1945, in Howe, Lima Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States. He lived in Three Rivers, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 14 September 1999, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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Arthur W Renner
Elaine Jean Hecht
Marriage: 24 February 1945

Sources (13)

  • Arthur W Renner in household of Raymond J Renner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur W Renner, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Arthur W. Renner, "BillionGraves Index"

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  • Marriage
    24 February 1945Howe, Lima Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States
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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

    Age 17

    Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 20

    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, German, and Swiss German: from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German rennen ‘to run’, hence an occupational name for a messenger, normally a mounted and armed military servant. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine).

    English and German: variant of English Rayner , German Reiner .

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

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