Wretha M Park

Female21 January 1915–11 February 1980

Brief Life History of Wretha M

When Wretha M Park was born on 21 January 1915, in Alabama, United States, her father, Hue Alexander Park, was 29 and her mother, Lillie Alma Marlow, was 24. She had at least 1 son with John Hubert "Mac" Matthews. She lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States for about 5 years and District 921, Muscogee, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 11 February 1980, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Romulus Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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John Hubert "Mac" Matthews
Wretha M Park
Hugh Park Matthews

Sources (5)

  • Wrettha M Matthews in household of John H Matthews, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wretha Park, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wretha Matthews in entry for John H. Matthews, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 7

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Korean Young, Sang, Sung, Yong, Jung, Jong, Chan, Jae, Jin, Kwang, Kyung, Myung, Chong, Chang, Chung, Byung, Min, Moon, Chul, Hae, Jeong, Dae, Seong, Myong.

English and Scottish: from Middle English and Older Scots parc, parke, perk ‘park, enclosure’ (Old French parc), often referring to the grounds of a manor house or a deer park where the lord hunted. The name was probably synonymous with Parker , denoting an officer who looked after a park for the lord of the manor.

English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin .

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

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