Gwendolyn Ruth Birdwell

1 February 1928–4 December 2009 (Age 81)
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States

The Life of Gwendolyn Ruth

When Gwendolyn Ruth Birdwell was born on 1 February 1928, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, her father, Curtis Albert Birdwell Sr, was 23 and her mother, Georgene Desdamona Ackermann, was 23. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 4 December 2009, in Panola, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery, Courtland, Panola, Mississippi, United States.

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Curtis Albert Birdwell Sr
Georgene Desdamona Ackermann
Curtis Albert Birdwell Jr
Gwendolyn Ruth Birdwell
George Carl Birdwell

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 11

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in South Yorkshire named Birdwell, from Old English bridd ‘bird’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or from Bridwell in Devon or Bridewell in Wiltshire, the first element of which may be an Old English word, brȳd ‘surging’. The surname is now very rare in the British Isles.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gwendolyn Birdwell in household of Curtis A Birdwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gwendolyn Ruth Birdwell, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Gwendolyn B Hartzell, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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