Donald Rinker Pedelty

1903–1997 (Age 94)
Wheaton, Traverse, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Donald Rinker

When Donald Rinker Pedelty was born on 21 February 1903, in Wheaton, Traverse, Minnesota, United States, his father, Herbert Burdette Pedelty, was 38 and his mother, Sarah L. Rinkler, was 18. He married Bernice Mary Leavitt on 28 December 1927, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 29 September 1997, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 94.

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Donald Rinker Pedelty
Bernice Mary Leavitt
Marriage: 28 December 1927

Spouse & Children

28 December 1927
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Herbert Burdette Pedelty


  • Female1884–1963Female



World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 3

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 26

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.

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  • Donald R. Pedalty in entry for Bruce Donald Pedalty, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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