Mildred Marian Holcomb

24 February 1923–27 April 2003 (Age 80)
Mansfield, Douglas, Washington, United States

The Life of Mildred Marian

When Mildred Marian Holcomb was born on 24 February 1923, in Mansfield, Douglas, Washington, United States, her father, Eugene Miers Holcomb, was 51 and her mother, Sylvania Painter, was 37. She died on 27 April 2003, in Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States, at the age of 80.

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Paul Edward Schmidt
1920–1965
Mildred Marian Holcomb
1923–2003

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 17

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

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: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mildred Holcomb in household of Eugene Holcomb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mildred Halcomb, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Mildred Schmidt in entry for Mrs Bernice E Janssen, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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