John Wendell Ohlwiler

Brief Life History of John Wendell

When John Wendell Ohlwiler was born on 26 April 1910, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, John Frederick Ohlwiler, was 38 and his mother, Rhoda Elizabeth Hicken, was 35. He married Edna Oldham on 30 August 1937, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to California, United States in 1935 and lived in Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1935 and Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 16 June 1997, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Wendell Ohlwiler
Edna Oldham
Marriage: 30 August 1937
Wesley Edward Ohlwiler
Alan Kent Ohlwiler

Sources (43)

  • Wendell J O'hlwiler, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1911
  • Mr. John Wendell Ohlwiler, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1916 · The Logan Library

The Logan Library was created to serve the fifty thousand citizens of Logan with the access of over two hundred thousand items for children, teens, students, and adults to check out and learn from. The library also provides several programs that are popular with the community. The library moved to its current location in 2009 and reached a milestone in items checked out in 2012, at over 1 million.

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. 

Name Meaning

Contracted form of Old French Jo(h)anne, from Latin Io(h)anna ( see Joanna ). In England this was the usual feminine form of John from the Middle English period onwards and was extremely popular, but in the 16th and 17th centuries it steadily lost ground to Jane . It was strongly revived in the first part of the 20th century, partly under the influence of George Bernard Shaw's play St Joan ( 1923 ), based on the life of Joan of Arc ( 1412–31 ). Claiming to be guided by the voices of the saints, she persuaded the French dauphin to defy the occupying English forces and have himself crowned, and she led the French army that raised the siege of Orleans in 1429 . The following year she was captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English, and a year later she was burned at the stake for witchcraft at the age of 18 or 19. Her story has captured the imagination of many writers, and she is variously portrayed as a national and political hero, a model of apolitical straightforwardness and honesty, and a religious heroine. She was canonized in 1920 . More recent influences have included the American film actress Joan Crawford ( 1908–77 , born Lucille le Sueur ), the British actress Joan Collins ( b. 1933 ), the American comedienne Joan Rivers ( b. 1933 ), and the West Indian pop singer Joan Armatrading ( b. 1950 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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