Lillian Louise Wittekind

Female21 July 1929–18 July 1985

Brief Life History of Lillian Louise

When Lillian Louise Wittekind was born on 21 July 1929, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Raymond Rudolph Wittekind, was 26 and her mother, Lee Nora Gardner, was 25. She married John Thomas Barber Sr on 16 March 1951, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 18 July 1985, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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John Thomas Barber Sr
Lillian Louise Wittekind
Marriage: 16 March 1951
John Thomas Barber Jr

Sources (10)

  • Lillian Wittekind, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lillian Louise Wittekind Barber, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lillian L Wittekind in entry for John T Barber, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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  • Marriage
    16 March 1951Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

    Age 7

    The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 15

    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.

    Name Meaning

    North German: variant of Wedekind .

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

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