Wanda Joyce Orcutt

27 May 1931–31 July 1989 (Age 58)
Crittenden, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Wanda Joyce

When Wanda Joyce Orcutt was born on 27 May 1931, in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States, her father, Elwood Orcutt, was 23 and her mother, Jennie Agnes Penick, was 18. She married Ervin Lee Landrum on 5 August 1950. She lived in Grant, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Magisterial District 3, Grant, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 31 July 1989, in Edgewood, Kenton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Dry Ridge, Grant, Kentucky, United States.

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Ervin Lee Landrum
Wanda Joyce Orcutt
Marriage: 5 August 1950

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    Ervin Lee Landrum



5 August 1950

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 5

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.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 16

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): unexplained. Perhaps a much altered spelling of Scottish Urquhart .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wanda Joyce Orcutt in household of Elwood Orcutt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wanda Joyce Landrum, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Wanda Orcutt in entry for Gary L Landrum, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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