Katherine Helena Woessner

5 November 1916–15 February 2003 (Age 86)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Katherine Helena

When Katherine Helena Woessner was born on 5 November 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Christian Woessner, was 37 and her mother, Alma Rose Grund, was 33. She married Russell Edward Nicholson on 15 June 1935, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She died on 15 February 2003, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Audrey Merlin Carroll
Katherine Helena Woessner
Marriage: 8 June 1985

Spouse and Children

8 June 1985
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Christian Woessner





World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 3

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German (also Wössner): see Wessner .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Katherine Nicholsen in household of Russell Nicholsen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Catherine Woessner in household of Christian Woessner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Katherine H Woessner, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

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