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William Lewis StrickfadenAge: 64 years18991963

William Lewis Strickfaden
Given names
William Lewis
Birth March 24, 1899
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Religious marriageOcta PotterView this family
February 12, 1918 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 17 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 18 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census February 6, 1920 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Theola Strickfaden
July 28, 1924 (Age 25 years)
Note: 1919?
Birth of a daughter
#2Emma Lee Strickfaden
October 23, 1926 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 30 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 8, 1930 (Age 31 years)
Census April 3, 1940 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 42 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Marriage of a childRoger R FlynnEmma Lee StrickfadenView this family
September 10, 1949 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 50 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 46 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death July 13, 1963 (Age 64 years)
Cemetery: Peninsula Cemetery
Last change November 13, 201815:08:33

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Octa Potter - View this family
William Lewis Strickfaden
Birth: March 24, 1899Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: July 13, 1963Kansas City, Clay, Missouri, United States
Octa Potter
Birth: October 8, 1898 24 18Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 21, 1979Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
Marriage: February 12, 1918Cooper, Missouri, United States
6 years
Theola Strickfaden
Birth: July 28, 1924 25 25Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: June 28, 1970Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States
2 years
Emma Lee Strickfaden
Birth: October 23, 1926 27 28Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: April 13, 1994Bonner Springs, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Lewis Strickfaden - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Strickfaden, WilliamheadMW20MMOMOMOfarmer
Strickfaden, OctawifeFW21MMOMOMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Louis Strickfaden - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

Strickfaden, William LheadMW31M18MOMOMOFarmerGeneral Farm
Strickfaden, OctawifeFW31M18MOMOMO
Strickfaden, TheoladaughterFW6SMOMOMO
Strickfaden, Emma LdaughterFW3SMOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William Louis Strickfaden - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

Strickfaden, WilliamheadMW41MMOSame houseFarmingFarm
Strickfaden, OctawifeFW41MMOSame house
Strickfaden, Emma LdaughterFW13SMOSame house