Joanne Ruth Littlefield

Female12 August 1926–6 December 2016

Brief Life History of Joanne Ruth

When Joanne Ruth Littlefield was born on 12 August 1926, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, her father, Joseph Samuel Littlefield, was 30 and her mother, Ruth Shirley Robinson, was 27. She married Conrad P. Gotzian on 7 August 1948, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Spokane City, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 6 December 2016, at the age of 90, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Spirit Lake, Kootenai, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Conrad P. Gotzian
Joanne Ruth Littlefield
Marriage: 7 August 1948
James Paul Gotzian
Jill R Gotzian

Sources (9)

  • Jomn in household of Joseph, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joan Ruth Littlefield, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Joan Ruth Littlefield, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 August 1948Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 14

    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.


    Age 24

    United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Littlefield Green in White Waltham, Berkshire. The placename derives from Old English lȳtel ‘little’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Published by Spokesman-Review from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14, 2016

    August 12, 1926 - December 6, 2016 Joan died peacefully on December 6, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Spokane and Hayden Lake, who attended Hutton, Lewis and Clark and WSU School of Nursing. Jo …

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