Byron Fred Fuller

25 July 1917–11 September 1996 (Age 79)
West Des Moines, Iowa

The Life of Byron Fred

When Byron Fred Fuller was born on 25 July 1917, his father, Leo Frank Fuller Sr, was 27 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Miller, was 30. He lived in Valley Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 11 September 1996, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Leo Frank Fuller Sr
1890–1951
Martha Elizabeth Miller
1886–1977
Byron Fred Fuller
1917–1996
Leo Frank Fuller
1924–1976

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 5

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1941

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dresser of cloth, Old English fullere (from Latin fullo, with the addition of the English agent suffix). The Middle English successor of this word had also been reinforced by Old French fouleor, foleur, of similar origin. The work of the fuller was to scour and thicken the raw cloth by beating and trampling it in water. This surname is found mostly in southeast England and East Anglia. See also Tucker and Walker .2 In a few cases the name may be of German origin with the same form and meaning as 1 (from Latin fullare).3 Americanized version of French Fournier .

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

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  • Byron Fuller in household of Leo T Fuller, "United States Census, 1930"

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