Willard Woodrow Pitman

Brief Life History of Willard Woodrow

When Willard Woodrow Pitman was born on 7 February 1917, in Madera, Madera, California, United States, his father, Eli Ellsworth Pitman, was 35 and his mother, Mary Alice Cunningham, was 33. He married Annabel Coulthard in 1941. He lived in Judicial Township 3, Madera, California, United States in 1930. He died on 20 December 2000, in Madera, Madera, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Arbor Vitae Cemetery, Madera, Madera, California, United States.

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Willard Woodrow Pitman
Annabel Coulthard
Marriage: 1941

Sources (13)

  • Willard W Pittman in household of Eli L Pittman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willard W Pitman, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Willard Pitman, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

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

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. 


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southwestern): nickname from Middle English pit, pit(t)e, put(te) ‘hollow, pit’ + man, signifying one who lived or worked at such a location. See Pitt .

Americanized form of German Pitmann: variant of Pittmann (see Pittman ).

Dutch: variant of Putman 2.

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

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