Hiram Martin DeWitt

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

The Life Summary of Hiram Martin

When Hiram Martin DeWitt was born on 27 May 1919, in Holdenville, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Columbus Edward DeWitt, 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 3 sons. 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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Family Time Line

Hiram Martin DeWitt
1919–2008
Mabel Lola Jennings
1921–1997
Marriage: about 1937
James Robert DeWitt
1938–1978
Jackie Madison DeWitt
1941–2005
Kenny Ray DeWitt
1947–2012

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1937Oklahoma, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1920
    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

    Dutch: nickname denoting someone with white or very fair hair, or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte + the definite article de.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

    Sources (8)

    • 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"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Hirum Martin DeWitt - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Hirum Martin DeWitt

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