Robert Odell Ballinger

Male11 November 1925–18 September 1968

Brief Life History of Robert Odell

When Robert Odell Ballinger was born on 11 November 1925, in Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Cecil Cleon Ballinger Sr., was 32 and his mother, Louisa A. Mowe, was 30. He married Margaret Marie Cook on 2 September 1951, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 18 September 1968, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Robert Odell Ballinger
Margaret Marie Cook
Marriage: 2 September 1951

Sources (12)

  • Robert Ballinger, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Robert Ballinger, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Robert Odell Ballinger, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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  • Marriage
    2 September 1951Los Angeles, California, United States
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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 9

    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 12

    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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 (of Norman origin): dissimilated form of Barringer (see Berringer ).

    Americanized form of French Bélanger (see Belanger ) or of its variant Bellanger . Compare Bellinger 3.

    German: perhaps a variant of Behringer or of Barringer , a cognate of 1 above, with similar dissimilation of r to l. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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

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