Roland Francis Bode

2 June 1922–22 April 2003 (Age 80)
Plum Creek Township, Kossuth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Roland Francis

When Roland Francis Bode was born on 2 June 1922, in Plum Creek Township, Kossuth, Iowa, United States, his father, Harry John Bode, was 43 and his mother, Ella Ziegler, was 38. He died on 22 April 2003, in Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Algona, Kossuth, Iowa, United States.

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 4

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

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

1 Dutch and German: occupational name for a messenger or representative, Dutch bode, Middle Low German bode. A bode was a medieval official with a variety of different functions.2 German and Danish: from the North German personal name Bodo, a derivative of Old Saxon bodo ‘messenger’.3 North German and Dutch: a topographic name from Middle Low German bōde, būde ‘booth’, ‘small house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roland Bode in household of Harry J Bode, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roland F Bode in household of Harry J Bode, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roland Bode, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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