Henry Edward Landis

1 May 1915–5 March 1987 (Age 71)
Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Henry Edward

When Henry Edward Landis was born on 1 May 1915, in Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota, United States, his father, Silbert Landis, was 26 and his mother, Violet Viola Pickner, was 15. He married Lenice Myrtle Vogel on 10 October 1936, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. He died on 5 March 1987, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Henry Edward Landis
Darlene Betty Mayfield
Marriage: 21 April 1962

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21 April 1962
Clackamas, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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 2

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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: nickname for a highwayman or for someone who lays waste to the land, Middle High German landoese.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Landis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Landis in household of James A Landis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry E Landis, "South Dakota, State Census, 1935"

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