Jeanette Shirley Walsh

13 August 1921–27 May 2003 (Age 81)
Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jeanette Shirley

When Jeanette Shirley Walsh was born on 13 August 1921, in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States, her father, Frank A Walsh, was 22 and her mother, Rhoda Catherine Boyer, was 18. She had at least 1 son with Robert Raymond Durbin. She died on 27 May 2003, at the age of 81, and was buried in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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Robert Raymond Durbin
1920–2001
Jeanette Shirley Walsh
1921–2003
Robert Patrick Durbin
1952–2015

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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 1

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

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

Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Breathnach ‘Briton’. It was used in particular to denote the Welshmen who arrived in Ireland in the wake of Strongbow's Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170 .

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

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  • Jeanette "Peggy" Walsh Durbin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jeanette Shirley Walsh, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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