Milton Koester

4 October 1924–9 January 1996 (Age 71)
Texas, United States

The Life of Milton

When Milton Koester was born on 4 October 1924, in Texas, United States, his father, William Henry Koester, was 34 and his mother, Clara S Holle, was 29. He died on 9 January 1996, in Riesel, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Falls, Texas, United States.

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Milton Koester
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Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 5

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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

North German (Köster):1. Low German form of Küster ‘sexton’ ( see Kuster ). 2. variant of Koster .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Milton Krester in household of William Krester, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Milton Korester in household of William Korester, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Milton L Koester, "Find A Grave Index"

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