Wayne D. Graber

19 December 1909–25 October 1974 (Age 64)
Dalhart, Dallam, Texas, United States

The Life of Wayne D.

When Wayne D. Graber was born on 19 December 1909, in Dalhart, Dallam, Texas, United States, his father, Franklin R. Graber, was 30 and his mother, Mable May Strouse, was 20. He married Helen L. Like on 30 June 1935, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Adrian, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 25 October 1974, in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64.

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Wayne D. Graber
Helen L. Like
Marriage: 30 June 1935
Patricia A. Graber

Spouse and Children


    Helen L. Like


30 June 1935
DeKalb, Indiana, United States


    Patricia A. Graber


Parents and Siblings

    Franklin R. Graber


    Mable May Strouse




World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 1

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

1 German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German graben ‘to dig or excavate’, hence an occupational name for a digger of graves or ditches, or an engraver of seals. This name is also found in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a grave-digger, either from German Gräber or from a Yiddishized form of Polish grabarz.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wayne D Graber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wayne Graber in household of Frank R Graber, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wayne D Graber, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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