Edgar Louis Unzicker

30 October 1893–20 November 1955 (Age 62)
McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Edgar Louis

When Edgar Louis Unzicker was born on 30 October 1893, in McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States, his father, John Johannes Unzicker, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Herwig, was 31. He married Carmen Carey on 17 July 1920, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Bee, Texas, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 20 November 1955, in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Louis Unzicker
Carmen Carey
Marriage: 17 July 1920
Irene Louise Unzicker
Patricia Ann Unzicker

Spouse and Children

17 July 1920
El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Johannes Unzicker


    Sarah Elizabeth Herwig




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · History of Van Nuys, CA

Age 16

"In 1909 the Suburban Homes Company, a syndicate led by H. J. Whitley, general manager of the Board of Control, along with Harry Chandler, H. G. Otis, M. H. Sherman and O. F. Brandt purchased 48,000 acres of the Farming and Milling Company for $2,500,000.[1] Henry E. Huntington extended his Pacific Electric Railway (Red Cars) through the Valley to Owensmouth (now Canoga Park). The Suburban Home Company laid out plans for roads and the towns of Van Nuys, Reseda (Marian) and Canoga Park (Owensmouth). The rural areas were annexed into the city of Los Angeles in 1915.[2][3] On April 2, 1915 H. J. Whitley purchased the Suburban Home Company so that he would have complete control for finishing the development.[4] The town was founded in 1911 and named for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, one of its developers.[5] It was annexed by Los Angeles on May 22, 1915,[6] after completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, providing it with the water required for further growth.[7] Van Nuys was the first new stop on the San Fernando Line of the Pacific Electric Railway red cars system, which boosted its early land sales and commercial success.[5] Van Nuys became the Valley's satellite Los Angeles municipal civic center with the 1932 Art Deco Valley Municipal Building (Van Nuys City Hall), a visual landmark and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, starting the present-day Government Center complex of government services buildings.[5] In 1991, Marvin Braude, a member of the Los Angeles City Council, redesignated a 45-block area of Van Nuys as a part of Sherman Oaks.[8] This redesignated area included the community of Magnolia Woods.[9] Some area residents had presented a petition and several original deeds that stated ""Sherman Oaks"" to Braude. They argued that the area was originally a part of Sherman Oaks until the 1960s, when ZIP Codes labeling the area as Van Nuys were established.[8] In October 2005, the Metro Orange Line opened with two stations. In 2014, a ""Great Streets"" project was introduced by Mayor Eric Garcetti with Van Nuys Bl"
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

German (Hessen): perhaps an altered form of Hunsrücker, a regional name for someone from the Hunsrück area, situated between the Rhine, Mosel, and Nahe. However, since the surname is now found chiefly in the Bad Wildungen–Edertal area, a different source may be involved.

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

Story Highlight

Edgar Louis Unzicker

Edgar was a self-made man. He graduated from Tuleta High school. He studied constantly while working in Houston and El Paso, Texas. Edgar served in WWI in the navy. He became a CPA in California.

Sources (3)

  • Edgar L Wizacker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edgar L Unzicker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edgar Unzicker in household of John J Unzicker, "United States Census, 1910"

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