Retha Jenette Fowler

1927–1996 (Age 68)
Brooklyn, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of Retha Jenette

When Retha Jenette Fowler was born on 22 December 1927, in Brooklyn, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, her father, Harrell Mike Fowler, was 26 and her mother, Hazel Chloe Baker, was 19. She married Glen Milby on 22 December 1945, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. She died on 3 October 1996, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Blackburn Cemetery, Brooklyn Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Retha Jenette Fowler
Glen Milby
Marriage: 22 December 1945

Spouse & Children

22 December 1945
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 5

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a bird-catcher (a common medieval occupation), Middle English fogelere, foulere(Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Janet Fowler in household of Harrell Fowler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs Jenette Milby in entry for H Mike Fowler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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