Doyle Meloy Barnett

18 March 1917–3 November 2009 (Age 92)
Elba, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Doyle Meloy

When Doyle Meloy Barnett was born on 18 March 1917, in Elba, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, his father, George Jackson Barnett, was 31 and his mother, Ida Jane Lowrance, was 21. He married Pauline Louise Moddrell on 13 June 1940, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. He immigrated to California, United States in 1947 and lived in Linn Creek Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Roller Ridge Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 3 November 2009, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Gentry, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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Doyle Meloy Barnett
Pauline Louise Moddrell
Marriage: 13 June 1940

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    Pauline Louise Moddrell


13 June 1940
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn’, ‘to set light to’). 2. from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dail Barnett in household of George J Barnett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Doyle M Barnett in household of George J Barnett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doyle Meloy Barnett, "United States, California, List of United States Citizens Arriving at San Francisco, 1930-1949"

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