Homer James Woodall Jr

Male22 June 1915–21 October 1971

Brief Life History of Homer James

When Homer James Woodall Jr was born on 22 June 1915, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States, his father, Homer William Woodall, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Amelia 'Dollie Watson, was 23. He married Berniece Skinner on 13 May 1938. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 21 October 1971, in Toledo, Lincoln, Oregon, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Eureka Cemetery, Newport, Lincoln, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer James Woodall Jr
1915–1971
Berniece Skinner
1915–2006
Marriage: 13 May 1938
Roger Max Woodall
1945–2006
Randy W. Woodall
1950–1969

Sources (25)

  • Homer Woodall, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Homer James Woodall, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
  • Homer James Woodall, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 May 1938
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 1

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

    Age 2

    Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

    1931

    Age 16

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly West Midlands): from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + halle ‘hall’ (Old English wudu + hall). The surname may be topographic, for a person who lived at a hall in a wood, or habitational, from one of the many places so named, such as Woodhall (Lincolnshire), Woodhall Farm in Wichenford (Worcestershire), Wood Hall in Risley (Derbyshire), Woodhall in Calverley (Yorkshire), or Woodall in Harthill (Yorkshire).

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

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