Lydia Kathrene Heier

24 November 1921–24 September 1996 (Age 74)
Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Lydia Kathrene

When Lydia Kathrene Heier was born on 24 November 1921, in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Frank Henry Heier, was 38 and her mother, Bertha Hodel, was 36. She married Elmo Harry Reynolds on 4 February 1940, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 24 September 1996, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Robert Ward Mehlberg
Lydia Kathrene Heier
Marriage: 31 May 1959
Constance Rayleen Mehlberg

Spouse and Children

31 May 1959
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 13

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 South German: generally a variant of Hauer , but in some cases an occupational name from Middle High German heie ‘ranger’, ‘guard’.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named in the Oslofjord region. The place name is from the plural of Old Norse heiðr ‘heath’, ‘moor’.3 Dutch and German: variant of Heyer 3–5.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Heier in household of Frank H Heier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lydia Heier in household of Frank Heier, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lydia Reynolds in household of Elmo Reynolds, "United States Census, 1940"

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