Marguerite Louise Kuempel

17 January 1921–1 September 2002 (Age 81)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Marguerite Louise

When Marguerite Louise Kuempel was born on 17 January 1921, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles John Kuempel, was 30 and her mother, Grace Sally Potter, was 37. She married Norman Kay Williams on 20 November 1942, in Kent City, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Norton Shores, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 1 September 2002, in Pierson, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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Norman Kay Williams
Marguerite Louise Kuempel
Marriage: 20 November 1942
Linda Louise Williams
Rosemary Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1942Kent City, Kent, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    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.
    1931 · The Parthenon is Built
    Age 10
    In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
    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

    German (Kümpel): nickname for a short stout man, from a diminutive of Middle High German kumpf ‘pouch’.

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

    Sources (5)

    • Margarite Keumpel in household of Charles Keumpel, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Margaret Kuempel in household of Oscar Pierson, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Marguerite L Williams, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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