Richard Olney Criswell

27 February 1918–13 December 1997 (Age 79)
Spokane, Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Richard Olney

When Richard Olney Criswell was born on 27 February 1918, in Spokane, Washington, United States, his father, Verne Scott Criswell, was 27 and his mother, Rosina Thressia David, was 27. He married Marjorie L Boughner on 26 June 1942. He lived in Portland City Election Precinct 67, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Sun City West, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1992. He died on 13 December 1997, in Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Richard Olney Criswell
Marjorie L Boughner
Marriage: 26 June 1942

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  • Marriage
    26 June 1942
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    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
    1919 · Seattle General Strike
    Age 1
    The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
    Age 22
    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

    Name Meaning

    English (Bedfordshire): variant of Creswell .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Richard Olney Criswell, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
    • Richard Criswell in household of Verne E Criswell, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Richard Olney Criswell, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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