Alice Catherine Westbrook

2 February 1918–5 January 2009 (Age 90)
Franklin, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Alice Catherine

When Alice Catherine Westbrook was born on 2 February 1918, in Franklin, Mississippi, United States, her father, Thaddeus S. Westbrook, was 20 and her mother, Edythe McGhee, was 24. She lived in Beat 5, Franklin, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. She died on 5 January 2009, in Rankin, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pike, Mississippi, United States.

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 7

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named Westbrook, for example in Berkshire, Kent, and the Isle of Wight, from Old English west ‘west’ + brōc ‘brook’.2 Altered spelling of Dutch Westbroek, a habitational name from a place so named near Utrecht.

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

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  • Alice Westbrook in household of Thad Westbrook, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alice Westbrook in household of Thad Westbrook, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alice C Westbrook in household of Thaddeus S Westbrook, "United States Census, 1930"

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