Theda M Durkin

26 May 1921–11 March 1994 (Age 72)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Theda M

When Theda M Durkin was born on 26 May 1921, in Missouri, United States, her father, Barney Bernard Durkin, was 33 and her mother, Martha E Jenkins, was 29. She lived in Washington Township, Buchanan, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 11 March 1994, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in New King Hill Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Theda M Durkin

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Barney Bernard Durkin


    Martha E Jenkins





    Dorothy Irene Durkin




    Katherine E Durkin


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World Events (8)

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 8

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 10

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1945 · Missouri's Fourth Constitution Becomes Effective

Age 24

Missouri's current constitution became effective on March 30, 1945.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duarcáin ‘son of Duarcán’, a byname representing a diminutive of duairc ‘surly’.2 Polish: from Russian Durkin, from durak ‘fool’, ‘idiot’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Theda M Durkin in household of Barny B Durkin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Theda Mae Durkin, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Theda Durkin, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

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