Maudine Pearl "Maudie" Bivens

7 February 1919–21 February 2009 (Age 90)
Stuart, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Maudine Pearl "Maudie"

When Maudine Pearl "Maudie" Bivens was born on 7 February 1919, in Stuart, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Alva James Bivens, was 33 and her mother, Rhoda May Wallace, was 31. She married William A. Ringwald on 23 January 1973, in Galveston, Texas, United States. She lived in Grayson Township, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 21 February 2009, in Avondale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 90.

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William A. Ringwald
Maudine Pearl "Maudie" Bivens
Marriage: 23 January 1973

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23 January 1973
Galveston, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 24

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 

Name Meaning

English, of Welsh origin: variant of Biven , with English patronymic -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • P Maudie Bivens in household of J Alva Bivens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maudie Bivens in household of Alvy Bivens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maudie P Ringwald, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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