Hiram Martin DeWitt

27 May 1919–11 October 2008 (Age 89)
Holdenville, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Hiram Martin

When Hiram Martin DeWitt was born on 27 May 1919, in Holdenville, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Columbus Edward De Witt, was 25 and his mother, Ola Ethel Lankford, was 19. He married Mabel Lola Jennings about 1937, in Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hickory Ridge Township, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 11 October 2008, in Cleveland, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Holdenville, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States.

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Hiram Martin DeWitt
Mabel Lola Jennings
Marriage: about 1937
James Robert DeWitt

Spouse and Children

about 1937
Oklahoma, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 24

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hiram M Dewitt in household of Columbus E Dewitt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hiram Dewitt in household of C E Dewitt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hiram M Dewitt, "United States Census, 1940"

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