Joseph William Cullen

1918–1994 (Age 76)
Wetumka, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Joseph William

When Joseph William Cullen was born on 9 February 1918, in Wetumka, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Joseph William Cullen, was 38 and his mother, Bessie May Jennings, was 17. He married Velda Vivian Brown on 23 January 1981, in Wasco, Kern, California, United States. He died on 29 January 1994, in Wasco, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wasco, Kern, California, United States.

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Joseph William Cullen
Velda Vivian Brown
Marriage: 23 January 1981

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23 January 1981
Wasco, Kern, California, United States

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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 3

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish: A name derived from the Irish Cullen, signifying whelp

Sources (3)

  • Joseph W Cullen Jr. in household of Joseph W Cullen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph W Cullen, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"
  • Joseph W Cullen, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"

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