Hollis Joseph Kroetch (1903 - 1978)

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Hollis Joseph Kroetch
1903 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Hollis Joseph Kroetch, father to 2 children, was born on January 1, 1903. He was born to Hellen Isabel (Steeples) Kroetch and John Baptist Henry Kroetsch, with sibling Juanita. He married Dorothy Ferguson in 1923 and Dorothy died in August 1932. They gave birth to Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Bell Gillett and Hollis Frederick Kroetch. Hollis also married Ida Ryno on October 31, 1938 and Hollis died in February 1978. He died in February 1978 in Brier, United States of America at age 75. We know that Hollis Joseph Kroetch had been residing in Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98036.


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Hollis Joseph Kroetch Family Tree

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Hellen Isabel (Steeples) Kroetch
Sep 27, 1879 - Sep 27, 1968
Renton, Washington, United States
John Baptist Henry Kroetsch
Apr 7, 1874 - April 1945


Juanita (Kroetch) Maxwell
Mar 26, 1901 - Jun 2, 1935

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Juanita (Kroetch) Maxwell
Mar 26, 1901 - Jun 2, 1935

Hollis Joseph Kroetch & Dorothy (Ferguson) Kroetch

1923 - August 1932
Cause of Separation: Death
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Hollis Joseph Kroetch & Ida Mae "Peggy" (Ryno) Kroetch

October 31, 1938 - February 1978
Cause of Separation: Death
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Hollis Joseph Kroetch, father to 2 children, passed away in February 1978 in Brier, United States of America at age 75. He was born on January 1, 1903. He was born to Hellen Isabel (Steeples) Kroetch and John Baptist Henry Kroetsch, with sibling Juanita. He married Dorothy Ferguson in 1923 and Dorothy died in August 1932. They gave birth to Elaine Marguerite (Kroetch) Bell Gillett and Hollis Frederick Kroetch. Hollis married Ida Ryno on October 31, 1938 and Hollis died in February 1978. We know that Hollis Joseph Kroetch had been residing in Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington 98036.
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1903 - 1978 World Events

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In 1903, in the year that Hollis Joseph Kroetch was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1937, by the time he was 34 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1941, when he was 38 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1957, at the age of 54 years old, Hollis was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1978, in the year of Hollis Joseph Kroetch's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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