Willis Theodore Lapp

8 June 1911–21 November 1978 (Age 67)
Saskatchewan, Canada

The Life of Willis Theodore

When Willis Theodore Lapp was born on 8 June 1911, in Saskatchewan, Canada, his father, William Jeremiah Lapp, was 43 and his mother, Magdalena Smith, was 27. He lived in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. He died on 21 November 1978, in Saskatchewan, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Langside Cemetery, Langside, Huron-Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Jeremiah Lapp
1868–1954
Magdalena Smith
1884–1954
Orra Austin Lapp
1903–1977
Samuel Charles Lapp
1904–1904
Ida Mildred Lapp
1906–1973
Sarah Emile Lapp
1908–1942
Hazel Lapp
1909–1977
Willis Theodore Lapp
1911–1978
Viola Agnes Lapp
1913–1987
Elvina Bernice Lapp
1915–1997
Clark Lapp
1917–1963
Albert Howard Lapp
1919–1978
Herb Lapp
1922–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Male1903–1977Male

    Samuel Charles Lapp

    Male1904–1904Male

    Female1906–1973Female

    Sarah Emile Lapp

    Female1908–1942Female

    Female1909–1977Female

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World Events (4)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 23

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 32

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 44

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person. 2. ethnic name for a Lapp, someone from Lapland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willis Lapp in household of William J Lapp, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Willis Thedore Lapp in household of William Jerimiah Lapp, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • Willis Theodore Lapp, "Find A Grave Index"

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