William Arnold Thorsbakken

27 November 1922–22 August 1961 (Age 38)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William Arnold

When William Arnold Thorsbakken was born on 27 November 1922, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Leonard Gerhard Thorsbakken, was 26 and his mother, Ruth Delilah Gustafson, was 18. He lived in Wahkonsa Township, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 22 August 1961, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in North Lawn Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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William Arnold Thorsbakken
1922–1961
Irene Elizabeth Shimon
1922–2001

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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 4

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 10

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 12

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

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Sources (3)

  • William A Thorsbakken in household of Leonard G Thorsbakken, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William A Thorsbakken in household of Leonard G Thorsbakken, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William A. Thorsbakken, "Find A Grave Index"

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