D. L. Pekkala

1926–1985 (Age 59)
Illinois, United States

The Life of D. L.

When D. L. Pekkala was born in 1926, in Illinois, United States, her father, WILLIAM August Pekkala, was 31 and her mother, Bertie May Shinoe, was 28. She died in 1985, at the age of 59.

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WILLIAM August Pekkala
Bertie May Shinoe
D. L. Pekkala

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Buckingham Fountain constructed

Age 1

Named after Clarence Buckingham, the Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world. The fountain was inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles.

Age 16

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a small band of scientists and engineers demonstrated that a simple construction of graphite bricks and uranium lumps could produce controlled heat. The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago.

Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name from pakka ‘hill’ (a derivative of Swedish backe) + the local suffix -la. This name is found mainly in western Finland.

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

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