Barbara Ellen Rourke (1918 - 2008)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Barbara Ellen Rourke’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Barbara so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Barbara’s biography.

Barbara Ellen Rourke Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Barbara Ellen Rourke and her immediate Rourke family. Add to Barbara Ellen Rourke's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Barbara.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Barbara Ellen Rourke? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Barbara finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Barbara attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Barbara did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Barbara Ellen Rourke is a military veteran.

Middle name

Ellen

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Barbara's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Barbara's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Barbara a religious woman? Add Barbara’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Barbara during various points of her life.

Timeline

1918 - In the year that Barbara Ellen Rourke was born, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

1933 - By the time she was just 15 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

1934 - Barbara was 16 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1966 - She was 48 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

1978 - At the age of 60 years old, Barbara was alive when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

Barbara Ellen Rourke Family Tree

Who was Barbara’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Barbara’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Barbara's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Barbara Ellen Rourke
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Barbara's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Barbara Ellen Rourke is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Barbara Ellen Rourke died on April 1, 2008 at 89 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on September 23, 1918. We have no information about Barbara's immediate family. We know that Barbara Ellen Rourke had been residing in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.

Memories

What do you remember about Barbara Ellen Rourke? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Barbara is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Barbara Ellen Rourke

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources