William Stewart Lausten

1916–1967 (Age 51)
Maxwell, Colusa, California, United States

The Life of William Stewart

When William Stewart Lausten was born on 23 June 1916, in Maxwell, Colusa, California, United States, his father, Laust Nielsen William Lausten, was 33 and his mother, Mary Byrd Stewart, was 31. He lived in Williams, Colusa, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 4, Glenn, California, United States in 1940. He died on 15 June 1967, in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 50.

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William Stewart Lausten
Ruth Carrie Jones

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 15

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for an eavesdropper or nosy person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German lūstern ‘to eavesdrop’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Billie S Lausten in household of William N Lausten, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William S Lausten, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • William S Lausten, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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