Bernice Minerva Westerman

23 December 1920–20 November 1996 (Age 75)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Bernice Minerva

When Bernice Minerva Westerman was born on 23 December 1920, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Mitchell Elbert Westerman, was 22 and her mother, Claudia E. Keisler, was 21. She married Fredrick Wesley Tillman on 16 December 1938, in Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States. She lived in Saline Township, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 20 November 1996, in Royal, Garland, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Cunningham Cemetery, Garland, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fredrick Wesley Tillman
Bernice Minerva Westerman
Marriage: 16 December 1938

Spouse and Children

16 December 1938
Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Corine Westerman




    Mildred Westerman


    Vaneta Mildred Westerman


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World Events (8)

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 2

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Western, a desert place, and man, a man, meaning a desert man

Sources (3)

  • Bernice Westerman in household of Mitchel Westerman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernice Westerman, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Minerva Berniece Westerman Tillman, "Find A Grave Index"

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