Herbert Wallace Althaus

4 October 1920–14 March 1996 (Age 75)
Pierson, Woodbury, Iowa, United States

The Life of Herbert Wallace

When Herbert Wallace Althaus was born on 4 October 1920, in Pierson, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, his father, William Frederick Althaus, was 34 and his mother, Millie Minnie Rock, was 25. He married Dorothy Alice Rath on 8 December 1990, in Hinton, Plymouth, Iowa, United States. He lived in Grand Meadow Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 March 1996, in Hinton, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Herbert Wallace Althaus
Dorothy Alice Rath
Marriage: 8 December 1990

Spouse and Children

8 December 1990
Hinton, Plymouth, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Frederick Althaus


    Millie Minnie Rock





    Lorna F Althaus


    Bruce F Althaus


    William H Althaus


World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 2

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 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German altes Haus ‘old house’, a habitational name for someone who lived in a building known as ‘the old house’ or from a place so named, for example in Hessen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herbert Althaus in household of Wm Althaus, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herbert W Althaus in household of William Althaus, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert Wallace Althaus, "Find A Grave Index"

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