Twyla Lenora Barber

18 April 1922–8 February 1996 (Age 73)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Twyla Lenora

When Twyla Lenora Barber was born on 18 April 1922, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Albert Tilford Barber Jr., was 20 and her mother, Fannie Obure Ragsdale, was 18. She married Paul David Ringler on 23 February 1946, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. She died on 8 February 1996, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 73.

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Paul David Ringler
Twyla Lenora Barber
Marriage: 23 February 1946

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23 February 1946
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 19

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

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: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.3 Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Twyla L Barber in household of A T Barber Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Twyla Ringler in entry for Myrtle E Barber, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Twyla in entry for Paul D Ringler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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