Joan Rowena Lathrop

Brief Life History of Joan Rowena

When Joan Rowena Lathrop was born on 18 December 1945, in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, George Vernon Lathrop, was 32 and her mother, Viola Bernice Phetteplace, was 29. She married William Dean Carter on 25 December 1960, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Rock, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1950 and Terre Haute, Knox, Indiana, United States in 1981. She died on 10 January 2012, in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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William Dean Carter
Joan Rowena Lathrop
Marriage: 25 December 1960
William 'Billy' Carter

Sources (4)

  • Joann R Lathrop, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Joan Scoville, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joan Scoville in entry for George V Lathrop, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

1959 · Workplace Discrimination Law Passed

Wisconsin passed legislation which prohibited discrimination in the workplace based on age. The protection was passed for people ages 40 and over.


President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Laythorpe, a habitational name from Laythorpe, the former name of a settlement in Lincolnshire which is recorded as Ledulftorp in 1086 and Leilthorp in the 12th century. The placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Leithulfr + Old Norse thorp ‘secondary settlement, outlying farmstead’.

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

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