Mary Madalyn Streit

9 October 1921–20 November 2010 (Age 89)
Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Madalyn

When Mary Madalyn Streit was born on 9 October 1921, in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States, her father, Michael John Streit, was 34 and her mother, Gertrude Palm, was 32. She married Rodney Philip Dunn on 9 October 1941, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. She lived in Adams Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Lafayette Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 20 November 2010, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Cedar Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Rodney Philip Dunn
Mary Madalyn Streit
Marriage: 9 October 1941

Spouse and Children

9 October 1941
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Michael John Streit





World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 1

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 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English streit ‘narrow’, ‘strict’ (Anglo-Norman French estreit).2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle High German strīt, German Streit ‘strife’, ‘argument’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Madalyn Streit in household of Mike J Streit, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary M Streit in household of Michael J Streit, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Mary in entry for Gerald F Or Jerry Mcgrath, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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