Ethel Leona Dickerson

Brief Life History of Ethel Leona

When Ethel Leona Dickerson was born on 28 July 1911, in Paris, Logan, Arkansas, United States, her father, Albert Washington Dickerson, was 20 and her mother, Berta Elizabeth Black, was 17. She married Charlie William Oehler on 16 December 1925, in Spiro, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. She lived in Calexico, Imperial, California, United States in 1930 and California, United States in 1983. She died on 12 March 1997, in Chowchilla, Madera, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Chowchilla, Madera, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charlie William Oehler
Ethel Leona Dickerson
Marriage: 16 December 1925
Lelia Inez Oehler
Virginia Ruth Oehler
Bonnie Louise Oehler
Deloria Charlene Oehler
Elizabeth Ann Oehler
Elizabeth Ann Oehler

Sources (25)

  • Ethel Oehler in household of Charles W Oehler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Dickerson, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Ethel Oehler Dickerson Perry, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

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. 

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): post-medieval form of Dickeson , a shortened form of Dickenson .

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

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