Edwin 'Eddie' William Diesburg

19 September 1918–17 April 2011 (Age 92)
Ionia, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edwin 'Eddie' William

When Edwin 'Eddie' William Diesburg was born on 19 September 1918, in Ionia, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, his father, Theodore Diesburg, was 32 and his mother, Susan Marie Klassen, was 30. He married Avis Blanche Spurbeck on 23 May 1943, in Ionia, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Chickasaw, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Chickasaw Township, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 17 April 2011, in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Saint Boniface Cemetery, Ionia, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States.

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Edwin 'Eddie' William Diesburg
1918–2011
Avis Blanche Spurbeck
1920–1997
Marriage: 23 May 1943
Particia Diesburg
1946–1948

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23 May 1943
Ionia, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

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.

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  • Edwin W Deisburg in household of Theodore Deisburg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edwin Diesburg in household of Theo Diesburg, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Edward W Diesburg in household of Theodore Diesburg, "United States Census, 1920"

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