Walter Gartner

21 November 1916–25 August 1996 (Age 79)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Walter

Walter Gartner was born on 21 November 1916, in Rhode Island, United States as the son of Joseph Gartner and Mariam. He died on 25 August 1996, in Florida, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rockledge, Brevard, Florida, United States.

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Walter Gartner
1916–1996
Margaret Anne Balster
1922–1997

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    Joseph Gartner

    MaleMale

    Mariam

    FemaleFemale

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World Events (3)

1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 25

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis

Age 46

"One of the most direct confrontations of the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962, which primarily took place just south of Florida. Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev had crafted a secret agreement with Cuba (under Fidel Castro) to create nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter further invasions. U.S. intelligence agents discovered evidence of this activity, so President Kennedy issued an official warning against Cuba's creation of these weapons. Cuba and the Soviet Union did not comply. After much debate regarding the correct course of action, Kennedy opted to create a naval ""quarantine"" around Cuba. This initiated a series of intense communications between Kennedy and Khrushchev, both publicly and directly. The conflict escalated to the point that a U.S jet was shot down over Cuba as the countries made increasingly stern ultimatums. Kennedy instructed the Soviets to remove missiles with the promise that the U.S. would not attack Cuba, and the Soviets agreed."
1969 · Newport Bridge Opens

Age 53

The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge is opened to the public on June 28, 1969, and is a suspension bridge that spans the East passage of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. It connects the city of Newport on Aquidneck Island to the Town of Jamestown on Connecticut Island and is named after the US Senator Claiborne Pell who lives in Newport. The total length of the bridge is 11,248 feet (or just over two miles!) You can see the Newport Bridge on the back of the Rhode Island US State Quarter.

Name Meaning

German (also Gärtner), Slovenian, Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a gardener or vintner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German garte ‘enclosure’, ‘garden’.

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

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