Lola Maxine Withers

23 July 1921–18 December 2002 (Age 81)
Colfax, McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lola Maxine

When Lola Maxine Withers was born on 23 July 1921, in Colfax, McLean, Illinois, United States, her father, Dixon Leroy Withers, was 26 and her mother, Gertrude Missouri Fincham, was 26. She married John Edward Furmankiewicz on 28 September 1973, in Tavares, Lake, Florida, United States. She lived in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 18 December 2002, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

John Edward Furmankiewicz
Lola Maxine Withers
Marriage: 28 September 1973

Spouse and Children

    John Edward Furmankiewicz



28 September 1973
Tavares, Lake, Florida, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Dixon Lemuel Withers


    Darris M Withers



    William Wayne Withers


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 1

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

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

English: patronymic from the Old Norse personal name Viðarr, composed of the elements víðr ‘wide’ + ar ‘warrior’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lola Withers in household of Dixon L Withers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lola M Withers in household of Leroy D Withers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lola Maxine Withers, "Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001"

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