Leo Joseph Prange

Male12 September 1913–15 November 2000

Brief Life History of Leo Joseph

When Leo Joseph Prange was born on 12 September 1913, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, his father, Joseph Lawrence Prange, was 27 and his mother, Lamberta Mary Gier, was 24. He lived in Salem Election Precinct 14, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Mount Eden, Hayward, Alameda, California, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 15 November 2000, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 87.

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Joseph Lawrence Prange
Lamberta Mary Gier
Leo Joseph Prange
Clarence Alfred Prange
Conrad George Prange
Robert Herman Prange

Sources (9)

  • Leo Joseph Prange, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Pranga, "Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868-1929"
  • Leo J Prange, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 4

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a brawler, from Middle Low German prang(e) ‘fight’, prangen ‘to fight’.

Altered form of German Pfrange, a topographic name for someone living in a narrow passageway or a gorge, from Pfrange ‘narrows’.

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

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