Nada Opal Rickard

Brief Life History of Nada Opal

When Nada Opal Rickard was born on 8 May 1920, in Kokomo, Center Township, Howard, Indiana, United States, her father, Earl Everett Rickard, was 35 and her mother, Ida May Brown, was 36. She married Robert Frank Fleming on 31 December 1937, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in North Howell Election Precinct, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Keizer, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1947. She died on 9 March 2009, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in City View Cemetery, Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Frank Fleming
1911–1970
Nada Opal Rickard
1920–2009
Marriage: 31 December 1937
Rosalie Marie Fleming
1938–2018
Barbara Jean Fleming
1940–2011
Robert Earl Fleming
1943–2017

Sources (16)

  • Nada Hunt, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Nada O Rickard, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Nada Hunt, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

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. 

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German and English (of Norman origin): variant of Richard .

Americanized form of German Reichardt or Reichard or Richard .

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

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