Opal F. Stringham

1919–1989 (Age 70)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Opal F.

When Opal F. Stringham was born about 1919, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, her father, William Henry Stringham, was 26 and her mother, Irene S or D, was 21. She died in 1989, at the age of 70.

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William Henry Stringham
Irene S or D
Ruth J Stringham
Opal F. Stringham

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Stringham


    Irene S or D




    Ruth J Stringham



World Events (3)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 0

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 0

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Sources (1)

  • Opal Stringham in household of William Stringham, "United States Census, 1930"

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