Woodrow Lorton Reich

22 July 1913–18 July 1961 (Age 47)
Alluwe, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Woodrow Lorton

When Woodrow Lorton Reich was born on 22 July 1913, in Alluwe, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Frederick Reich, was 26 and his mother, Winifred Davies Lorton, was 24. He married Margurite E (Peggy) Lawrence on 25 November 1936, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. He lived in Goose Lake, Lake, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Perrydale, Jackson, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 18 July 1961, in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States.

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Woodrow Lorton Reich
Margurite E (Peggy) Lawrence
Marriage: 25 November 1936

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25 November 1936
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 4

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

Age 14

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

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a wealthy or powerful man, from Middle High German rīch ‘of noble descent’, ‘powerful’, ‘rich’, German reich ‘rich’.2 German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element rīhhi ‘power’, ‘might’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Woodrow Reich in household of Frank Reich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Woodrow Reich in household of Fred Reich, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Woodrow Reich in entry for Cecil Fred Reich, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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