Shirley Jean Putnam

1924–after 2004 (Age 80)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Shirley Jean

When Shirley Jean Putnam was born in 1924, in Ohio, United States, her father, Isaac Smith Putnam, was 35 and her mother, Marie Feight, was 35. She married Richard Milton Kaser on 25 January 1953, in Holmes, Crawford, Ohio, United States. She died after 2004, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Richard Milton Kaser
Shirley Jean Putnam
Marriage: 25 January 1953

Spouse and Children

25 January 1953
Holmes, Crawford, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Smith Putnam


    Marie Feight




World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 17

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1950 · Ruling Eliminates Discrimination in Higher Learning

Age 26

Supreme Court case McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents School ruled that public institutions of higher learning could not discriminate due to race. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Shirley Jean Putnam, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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