Howard Norris Maher

5 June 1927–9 August 2007 (Age 80)
Minot, Ward, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Howard Norris

When Howard Norris Maher was born on 5 June 1927, in Minot, Ward, North Dakota, United States, his father, Ira Jay Maher, was 31 and his mother, Anna Marie Laasch, was 26. He lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1935. He died on 9 August 2007, in Okanogan, Washington, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Ira Jay Maher
1895–1955
Anna Marie Laasch
1900–1986
Howard Norris Maher
1927–2007

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 13

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.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 21

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meachair ‘descendant of Meachar’, a personal name meaning ‘kindly’, ‘fine’, ‘majestic’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Howard Norris Maher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard Maher in household of Ira Maher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard N Maher, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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