Priscilla J Holtum

31 March 1914–9 February 1963 (Age 48)
Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Life Summary of Priscilla J

When Priscilla J Holtum was born on 31 March 1914, in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, her father, Joseph James Holtum, was 47 and her mother, Rebecca Guthrie, was 33. She had at least 1 son with Ormond Hamilton Sherrill. She lived in Myrtle Creek, Douglas, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died on 9 February 1963, in Henderson, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Ormond Hamilton Sherrill
Priscilla J Holtum
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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 2
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division
Age 3
Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
Age 15
13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Holum, either from the dative plural of hol ‘hollow’, ‘depression’ or from hol + heimr ‘home’, ‘farmstead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Priscilla J Holtrim in household of Joseph J Holtrim, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Priscilla Sherrill, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Priscilla Jean Holtum Sherrill, "Find A Grave Index"

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