Duane H Hilgenfeld

Brief Life History of Duane H

When Duane H Hilgenfeld was born on 10 December 1935, in Groveland Township, McPherson, Kansas, United States, his father, Wesley Deckinger Hilgenfeld, was 31 and his mother, Helen Edith Feiler, was 28. He married Loretta Johnson on 12 March 1960. He died on 6 April 1996, in Colorado, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States.

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Duane H Hilgenfeld
1935–1996
Loretta Johnson
1940–2020
Marriage: 12 March 1960

Sources (4)

  • Duane Hilgenfeld in household of Wesley Hilgenfeld, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Duane Hilgenfeld, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Duane Herman Hilgenfeld, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

1954 · Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a U.S. Supreme Court case which ruled racial segregation in public schools as unconstitutional. The unanimous decision was handed down on May 17, 1954. The case was originally filed by the Brown family in Topeka, Kansas.

Name Meaning

Anglicized form of the Irish name Dubhán or of the surname (Ó Dubháin) derived from it. Its popularity in the English-speaking world in the mid-1950s was influenced by the U.S. guitarist Duane Eddy ( b. 1938 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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