Stella Matilda Witten

29 January 1912–23 August 1990 (Age 78)
Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Stella Matilda

When Stella Matilda Witten was born on 29 January 1912, in Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri, United States, her father, Lansford Witten, was 39 and her mother, Clara Viola Bond, was 23. She married William Marshall Rice on 3 February 1926, in Choctaw, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Sulphur Township, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 23 August 1990, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78.

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William Marshall Rice
Stella Matilda Witten
Marriage: 3 February 1926
Glenda Nell Rice Simmons Peabody Fay
Jeanetta Rice

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
Age 1
The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division
Age 5
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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 23
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Witte .

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

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Sources (9)

  • Stella M Rice in household of William M Rice, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stella M Witten in household of Lansford Witten, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Stella in entry for Patsy Ruth Edwards, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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