Roger Wayne Whitworth

20 November 1939–29 June 2009 (Age 69)
Wood, Grimes, Texas, United States

The Life of Roger Wayne

When Roger Wayne Whitworth was born on 20 November 1939, in Wood, Grimes, Texas, United States, his father, Jeff Alfred Whitworth, was 19 and his mother, Lola Mae Rogers, was 21. He lived in Pine Mills, Wood, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 29 June 2009, in Colorado, Texas, United States, at the age of 69.

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 10

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places named Whitworth, from the Old English byname Hwīta meaning ‘white’ (or the adjective hwīt ‘white’) + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. The chief places of this name are in County Durham and Lancashire, but the surname is fairly evenly distributed throughout northern England and the Midlands.

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

Sources (3)

  • Roger Wayne Whitworth in household of Jeff Whitworth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roger Wayne Whitworth in entry for Jerry Wayne Whitworth, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Roger Wayne Whitworth, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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