Henrietta Ellen Aiken

1943–1999 (Age 56)
La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Henrietta Ellen

When Henrietta Ellen Aiken was born on 30 April 1943, in La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Henry Allen Aiken, was 55 and her mother, Sarah Virginia Newago, was 32. She married Wayne Joseph Defoe on 27 August 1958, in Washburn, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 7 October 1999, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Red Cliff, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henrietta Ellen Aiken
Wayne Joseph Defoe
Marriage: 27 August 1958
Thomas John Defoe

Spouse & Children

27 August 1958
Washburn, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · Fair Employment Law is Passed

Age 2

The Fair Employment Law was passed in 1945 which prohibited discrimination of race in the workplace. Wisconsin, along with two other states, became the first in the nation to pass such a law.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 15

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

Variant, associated chiefly with northern Ireland, of the Scottish surname Aitken .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Henriette E Or Het Or Het Bresette, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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