Durlin Bruce Kalash

22 November 1941–17 July 1985 (Age 43)
Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Durlin Bruce

When Durlin Bruce Kalash was born on 22 November 1941, in Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States, his father, Albert Kalash, was 31 and his mother, Elsie Mabel Leistico, was 27. He died on 17 July 1985, at the age of 43.

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Albert Kalash
1909–1981
Elsie Mabel Leistico
1914–2002
Durlin Bruce Kalash
1941–1985

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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 14

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Czech and Slovak Balaš or Hungarian Balász ( see Balazs ), from vernacular forms of the Latin personal name Blasius .2 Albanian: from balash, denoting an animal with a white facial marking.

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

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