Opal Manilla Barritt

23 January 1899–25 March 2003 (Age 104)
Harrison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Opal Manilla

When Opal Manilla Barritt was born on 23 January 1899, in Harrison, Missouri, United States, her father, Absalom Barritt Jr., was 23 and her mother, Margaret Effie Bain, was 21. She lived in Box Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 25 March 2003, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 104, and was buried in Cainsville, Harrison, Missouri, United States.

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William Walter Wilson
Opal Manilla Barritt

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 5

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 27

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Barrett .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Opal Barritt in household of Absolom Barritt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 1930 United States Federal Census
  • 1920 United States Federal Census

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