Henry D. Aiken

1923–1993 (Age 69)
Heppner, Morrow, Oregon, United States

The Life of Henry D.

When Henry D. Aiken was born on 23 November 1923, in Heppner, Morrow, Oregon, United States, his father, Henry Case Aiken, was 23 and his mother, Myrtle Mae Iler, was 24. He lived in North Heppner Election Precinct, Morrow, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States in 1951. He died on 14 August 1993, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in St. James, Phelps, Missouri, United States.

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Henry Case Aiken
Myrtle Mae Iler
Joe E. Aiken
Henry D. Aiken

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 19

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 (3)

  • Henry Aiken in household of Henry C Aiken, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry C Jr in entry for Mr Henry Case Aiken, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Unknown, "Oregon Births and Christenings, 1868-1929"

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