Walter Troth

1898–1970 (Age 71)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Walter

When Walter Troth was born in May 1898, in Iowa, United States, his father, James Octavious Troth, was 33 and his mother, Alcy Jane Troth, was 42. He lived in Castana, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Kennebec, Monona, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1970, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

James Octavious Troth
Alcy Jane Troth
William Lainford Troth
Walter Troth
Warren Troth

Parents & Siblings

  • James Octavious Troth


  • Female1856–1931Female



  • William Lainford Troth


  • Male1898–1970Male

  • Warren Troth


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 19

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): nickname from Middle English trowthe, trouthe ‘good faith’, ‘loyalty’. By my troth was a common phrase emphasizing the veracity of an assertion, and the nickname may have been bestowed on someone who used it habitually or to excess.

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter Troth, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Walter Troth in household of James O Troth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Troth, "United States Census, 1930"

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