Wilma Mae Nordyke

18 October 1925–3 October 1989 (Age 63)
, Buffalo, Indiana, USA

The Life of Wilma Mae

When Wilma Mae Nordyke was born on 18 October 1925, her father, David William Nordyke, was 41 and her mother, Nina Enid Imler, was 25. She lived in Hammond, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1940 and Bubanza, Burundi in 1989. She died on 3 October 1989, in Bibb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Macon Memorial Park, Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States.

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David William Nordyke
Nina Enid Imler
Gertrude Elaine Nordyke
Wilma Mae Nordyke
Naomi Nordyke
Patricia June Nordyke

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

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.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 17

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Noorddijk, a topographic name for someone living at ‘the north dike’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wilma Nordyke in household of David Nordyke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilma Nordyke in household of David Nordyke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilma Mae Nordyke, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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