Willie Olean Poindexter

5 December 1917–17 May 2009 (Age 91)
Union, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Willie Olean

When Willie Olean Poindexter was born on 5 December 1917, in Union, Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert Ivo Poindexter, was 19 and her mother, Ella Dee Martin, was 19. She lived in Caseyville, Union, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 5 Sturgis, Union, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 17 May 2009, in Sturgis, Union, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 91.

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Robert Ivo Poindexter
Ella Dee Martin
Elizabeth June Poindexter
Willie Olean Poindexter
Doris I Poindexter

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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.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 9

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French poing destre ‘right fist’. This name is particularly associated with Huguenot refugees who fled from France to England, and from there to VA.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olean Poindexter in household of R T Poindexter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olean Poindexter in household of Robert I Poindexter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willie O Poindexter in household of Ivo Poindexter, "United States Census, 1920"

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