Florence June Kirkland

1 June 1918–1 February 1995 (Age 76)
Orting, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life of Florence June

When Florence June Kirkland was born on 1 June 1918, in Orting, Pierce, Washington, United States, her father, Elias West Kirkland, was 27 and her mother, Martha Grace Weaver, was 20. She married Clarence Rosten Heltsley on 10 August 1959, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 1 February 1995, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Rosten Heltsley
1903–1986
Florence June Kirkland
1918–1995
Marriage: 10 August 1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 August 1959
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

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 guests 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 (now mainly East Midlands) and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on land belonging to the Church, from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + land ‘land’. There are several villages named with these elements, for example in Cumbria, and in some cases the surname will have arisen from these. Exceptionally, Kirkland in Lancashire has as its second element Old Norse lundr ‘grove’.

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

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  • Florence June Kirkland, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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