Winnie Ruth Lockwood

14 August 1913–31 December 2007 (Age 94)
Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Winnie Ruth

When Winnie Ruth Lockwood was born on 14 August 1913, in Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States, her father, Fred Raymond Lockwood, was 28 and her mother, Myrtle Willie Cooper, was 24. She married James Wiley Crowley on 26 August 1933, in Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 31 December 2007, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wiley Crowley
Winnie Ruth Lockwood
Marriage: 26 August 1933
Frances Crowley
William Raymond Crowley

Spouse and Children

26 August 1933
Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 9

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 28

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, probably named in Old English as ‘enclosed wood’, from loc(a) ‘enclosure’ ( see Lock ) + wudu ‘wood’. It seems likely that all present-day bearers of the name descend from a single family which originated in this place. There is another place of the same name in Cleveland, first recorded in 1273 as Locwyt, from Old English loc(a) + Old Norse viðr ‘wood’, ‘brake’, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to a surname.

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

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Story Highlight

Goose Traveling to Arizona

My mama told me this story and I hope I can remember enough details. She told me how her paternal grandma Goose traveled to Arizona when her daughter Winnie was expecting a second baby. She told me …

Sources (3)

  • Winnie Lockwood in household of Fred Lockwood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Winnie R Lockwood in household of Fred R Lockwood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Winnie Crowley in household of Wiley Crowley, "United States Census, 1940"

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