Junia Jean Rhodes

15 November 1923–22 November 2010 (Age 87)
Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California, United States

The Life of Junia Jean

When Junia Jean Rhodes was born on 15 November 1923, her father, Clarence Leonard Rhodes, was 28 and her mother, Maybelle Myra Goacher, was 18. She married Paul Harold Sharpnack on 16 October 1940. She lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 November 2010, in Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Paul Harold Sharpnack
Junia Jean Rhodes
Marriage: 16 October 1940

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    Paul Harold Sharpnack



16 October 1940

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

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. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland ( see Rode 3). This, the most common form of the name, has been influenced in spelling by the English name of the Greek island of Rhodes (Greek Rhodos), with which there is no connection. There is no connection, either, with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Juana Jean Rhodes in household of Clarence F Rhodes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Junior Jean Rhodes in household of Fred E Pope, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Junia J. Sharpnack, "Find A Grave Index"

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