Mildred Alice Midkiff

25 June 1914–5 February 1966 (Age 51)
Chico, Butte, California, United States

The Life of Mildred Alice

When Mildred Alice Midkiff was born on 25 June 1914, in Chico, Butte, California, United States, her father, James Thomas Midkiff Christian, was 23 and her mother, Luetta Uhrin, was 26. She married Morgan Lester Potter from 1935 to 1940. She lived in Oregon, United States in 1935 and Eden Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. She died on 5 February 1966, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 51.

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Morgan Lester Potter
Mildred Alice Midkiff
Marriage: from 1935 to 1940

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from 1935 to 1940

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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.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 3

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. 

Age 15

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Mittelkauff, an occupational name for a broker or middleman, from Middle High German mittel ‘middle’ + kauf ‘purchase’. Compare Middlekauff .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mildred Potter in household of Morgan Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mildred Midkiff in household of Anthony Uhrin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mildred Alice van Landingham, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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