14 April 1899–29 September 1974 (Age 75)
West Mineral, Cherokee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Norma Lee

When Norma Lee CHURCHILL was born on 14 April 1899, in West Mineral, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, her father, Barton E Churchill, was 38 and her mother, Villers Ellen Atkinson, was 20. She married Bernard Dale Spriggs on 7 December 1919, in Nez Perce, Idaho, United States. She lived in Ross Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 September 1974, in Marin, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Bernard Dale Spriggs
Marriage: 7 December 1919

Spouse and Children

7 December 1919
Nez Perce, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Barton E Churchill


    Villers Ellen Atkinson





    Madeline Churchill



    Vilbar Churchill


    B. Erston Churchill


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Churchill, for example in Devon, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. Most were probably originally named with a Celtic element crūg ‘hill’ (which early on was reinterpreted as Old English cyrice ‘church’), to which was added Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norma Churchill in household of Boston Churchill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Norma L Spriggs in household of Bernie D Spriggs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Norma L Spriggs in household of Bernie D Spriggs, "United States Census, 1930"

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