John Oliver Whitelaw

12 September 1926–23 February 2010 (Age 83)
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Oliver

John Oliver Whitelaw was born on 12 September 1926, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Virginia Lee McMillen in January 1945. He died on 23 February 2010, in Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States, at the age of 83.

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John Oliver Whitelaw
1926–2010
Virginia Lee McMillen
1928–1979
Marriage: January 1945

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
January 1945

World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929

Age 3

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.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various places in the Scottish Borders called Whitelaw, from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + hlāw ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • John O Whitelaw, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • John Oliver Whitelaw, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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