John Edward Motheral

5 June 1914–30 October 1997 (Age 83)
Olustee, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of John Edward

When John Edward Motheral was born on 5 June 1914, in Olustee, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Martin Edward Motherall, was 25 and his mother, Gelia Mae Leonard, was 21. He married Evelyn Odessa Berger on 3 September 1948, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Carmel Township, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years. He died on 30 October 1997, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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John Edward Motheral
Evelyn Odessa Berger
Marriage: 3 September 1948
Susan Ann Motheral

Spouse and Children

3 September 1948
Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1932 · Zoo Idaho

Age 18

Zoo Idaho opened its doors at a local trailer park with just two animals on display. A few years later, C. Ben Ross appropriated funds for the purchase of land to create a park and a zoo. Today the zoo is home to 89 animals, all of which are native to the Intermountain West.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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Sources (3)

  • E John Motheral in household of E Martin Motheral, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John E Motheral in household of Martin E Motheral, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Johnny E Motheral in household of M E Motheral, "United States Census, 1940"

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