Kathryn M. Hallowell

Female4 May 1914–31 December 1999

Brief Life History of Kathryn M.

When Kathryn M. Hallowell was born on 4 May 1914, in Susanville, Lassen, California, United States, her father, Charles Willis Hallowell, was 27 and her mother, Marie Emerson, was 24. She married Clifton L. Wemple on 20 July 1940, in Susanville, Lassen, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1950. She died on 31 December 1999, in Millbrae, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Susanville Cemetery, Susanville, Lassen, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clifton L. Wemple
Kathryn M. Hallowell
Marriage: 20 July 1940
John Clifton Wemple

Sources (11)

  • Kathryn Hallowell in household of Charles W Hallowell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Katherine Hallowell Wemple, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Kathryn Wemple in entry for John Clifton Wemple, "California, Lassen County, State Board of Health, Burial Permits, 1931-1988"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 July 1940Susanville, Lassen, California, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 2

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 20

    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. 

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 23

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Halliwell (Lancashire) or Holywell (Huntingtonshire, Northumberland), named in Middle English hali, holi (Old English hālig) ‘holy’ + wel(le) (Old English well(a)) ‘well, spring’, or from any of numerous other places called with these elements (see Hollowell ).

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

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