Louis John Waeghe

28 September 1925–24 November 2010 (Age 85)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Louis John

When Louis John Waeghe was born on 28 September 1925, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles Joseph Waeghe, was 22 and his mother, Amelia Flora Reubens, was 21. He died on 24 November 2010, in Gladstone, Delta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Gladstone, Delta, Michigan, United States.

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Charles Joseph Waeghe
Amelia Flora Reubens
Louis John Waeghe
Irene Theresa Waeghe
Edmund Joseph Waeghe
Robert C. Waeghe

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 3

"The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, """"He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them."
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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Sources (3)

  • Louis Waeghe in household of Charles Waeghe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louis Walghe, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Unknown in entry for Betty Jane Waeghe, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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