Opal Vinnette Cawkins

26 July 1925–30 June 1996 (Age 70)
Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Opal Vinnette

When Opal Vinnette Cawkins was born on 26 July 1925, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, her father, John Albert Cawkins, was 36 and her mother, Alma Bertha Rose, was 28. She had at least 1 daughter with Clarence Isaac Elliott. She lived in Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 30 June 1996, in Marseilles, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Clarence Isaac Elliott
Opal Vinnette Cawkins
Janice Ellen Elliott

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    Janice Ellen Elliott


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    Inez Lorraine Cawkins


    Bernice Hazel Cawkins




    Ruth Deloris Cawkins


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Buckingham Fountain constructed

Age 2

Named after Clarence Buckingham, the Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world. The fountain was inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Culkin , with English patronymic -s added.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Opal Cawkins in household of Alma Cawkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Opal Cawkins in household of John Cawkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Opal in entry for Harley Albert Cawkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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