Dwight William Pinkerton

14 June 1911–19 September 1996 (Age 85)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dwight William

When Dwight William Pinkerton was born on 14 June 1911, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Right Pinkerton, was 24 and his mother, Mary Sylvia Mccurdy, was 18. He had at least 1 son with Aline Margaret Riggle. He lived in Cowanshannock, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Brackenridge, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 19 September 1996, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Dwight William Pinkerton
Aline Margaret Riggle
Roy William Pinkerton

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    Roy William Pinkerton


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place near Dunbar, which is from an unexplained first element + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dwight Pinkerton in household of William R Pinkerton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Pinkerton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dwight Pinkerton in household of William Pinkerton, "United States Census, 1930"

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