Naomi Orvetta Bistline

11 November 1910–25 August 1996 (Age 85)
Rockford Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

The Life of Naomi Orvetta

When Naomi Orvetta Bistline was born on 11 November 1910, in Rockford Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, her father, Raymond George Bistline, was 20 and her mother, Hattie May Sweiger, was 17. She married Frank Freeman Mitchell on 20 September 1934, in Tonopah, Nye, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Winnebago, Winnebago, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Big Pine, Inyo, California, United States in 1940. She died on 25 August 1996, in Inyo, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Frank Freeman Mitchell
Naomi Orvetta Bistline
Marriage: 20 September 1934
June Marie Mitchell
John Freeman Mitchell

Spouse and Children

20 September 1934
Tonopah, Nye, Nevada, United States


    June Marie Mitchell


    John Freeman Mitchell


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 3

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 24

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; said to be of German origin, but not satisfactorily explained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Naomi Mitchell in household of Frank Mitchell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Naoma O Bistline in household of Aaron Sweger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Naomi O Bistline in household of Aaron Sweger, "United States Census, 1920"

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