Mildred Marqurett Gavin

21 December 1915–20 June 1995 (Age 79)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Mildred Marqurett

When Mildred Marqurett Gavin was born on 21 December 1915, in Iowa, United States, her father, Howard Joseph Gavin, was 34 and her mother, Mary Ellnor Wescott, was 29. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Orval G. Berning. She lived in Jackson Township, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1940 and Wisconsin, United States in 1995. She died on 20 June 1995, in River Falls, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79.

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Orval G. Berning
Mildred Marqurett Gavin
Mary Lou Berning
Marvin Orval Berning
Donald Howard Berning

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    Mary Lou Berning


    Marvin Orval Berning


    Donald Howard Berning


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 4

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Old Scotch male names. From Gaelic "gobhainn," a blacksmith. Gawin is another spelling of Gawen.

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Sources (3)

  • Mildred Berning in household of Orral Berning, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mildred Gavin in household of Howard Gavin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mildred Gavin in household of Howard A Gavin, "United States Census, 1920"

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