Walter Joseph Hickel

18 August 1919–7 May 2010 (Age 90)
Ellinwood, Barton, Kansas, United States

The Life of Walter Joseph

When Walter Joseph Hickel was born on 18 August 1919, in Ellinwood, Barton, Kansas, United States, his father, Robert Anthony Hickel, was 25 and his mother, Emma Pauline Zecha, was 25. He married Ermalee Strutz in 1945. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Logan Township, Barton, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Alaska, United States in 2010. In 1990, at the age of 75, his occupation is listed as governor of alaska in Alaska, United States. He died on 7 May 2010, in Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Anchorage, Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

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Walter Joseph Hickel
Ermalee Strutz
Marriage: 1945
Robert A. Hickel

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 8

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German: pet form of Hick 4.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Hickel in household of Robert Hickel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Hickel in household of Robert Hickel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter J Hickel in entry for Jannice Hickel, Mrs, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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