Donald Hergert

6 May 1925–30 April 2007 (Age 81)
Oregon, United States

The Life of Donald

When Donald Hergert was born on 6 May 1925, in Oregon, United States, his father, Phillip Hergert, was 43 and his mother, Katherine Elsa Oppenlander, was 36. He married Ileene LaVonne Wyatt on 10 December 1950, in Washington, Oregon, United States. He lived in North Plains, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 30 April 2007, in Clallam Bay, Clallam, Washington, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mount Angeles Memorial Park, Port Angeles, Clallam, Washington, United States.

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Donald Hergert
Ileene LaVonne Wyatt
Marriage: 10 December 1950

Spouse and Children

10 December 1950
Washington, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 15

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

South German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name, Herger, composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + gēr, gār ‘spear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald Heigert in household of Philip Heigert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald Hergert in household of Philip Hergert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald in entry for Mr Elmer William Hergert, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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