Barbara Holtman (1899 - 1981)

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Barbara Holtman
1899 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Barbara Holtman was born on March 17, 1899. She died in December 1981 at age 82. We know that Barbara Holtman had been residing in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas 66106.


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Barbara Holtman passed away in December 1981 at 82 years old. She was born on March 17, 1899. We are unaware of information about Barbara's immediate family. We know that Barbara Holtman had been residing in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas 66106.
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In 1899, in the year that Barbara Holtman was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1909, by the time she was just 10 years old, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1933, by the time she was 34 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.

In 1946, Barbara was 47 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1981, in the year of Barbara Holtman's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Other Barbara Holtmans

Barbara A. (Brandle) Holtman
Born: around 1956
Barbara R. (Boggs) Holtman
Born: around 1959

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A F Holtman
Sep 12, 1947 - Oct 15, 1996
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Apr 15, 1905 - March 1980
Slater, Missouri
Nancy Holtman
Dec 14, 1882 - July 1973
Adrian, Missouri
Marie Holtman
Apr 16, 1883 - October 1978
Danny Holtman
Dec 5, 1959 - December 1978
Nettye L Holtman
Apr 12, 1903 - Jul 12, 2000
Norco, CA
August Holtman
Mar 8, 1906 - July 1972
Saint Louis, Missouri
Otto Holtman
Mar 23, 1877 - September 1967
Mexico, Missouri
Lena Holtman
Jul 27, 1883 - February 1975
Saint Louis, Missouri
R E Holtman
Oct 6, 1941 - March 1988
Orice v Holtman
Oct 6, 1914 - Mar 12, 1999
Saint Louis, MO
Harry D Holtman
Jun 27, 1934 - Aug 11, 2003
Cadet, MO
Frank Holtman
Jan 9, 1916 - June 1981
Phoenix, Arizona
O Holtman
May 17, 1915 - June 1944
Leo M Holtman
Nov 30, 1918 - Jan 6, 1992
Bonnie J Holtman
Aug 26, 1926 - Feb 18, 2007
Stanberry, MO
Evelyn Adele Holtman
Jan 25, 1921 - May 4, 2009
Humble, Texas
C Holtman
Feb 1, 1910 - October 1986
Saint Louis, Missouri
Stella Holtman
Sep 6, 1905 - September 1985
Saint Louis, Missouri
Arthur F Holtman
Aug 23, 1910 - May 1, 2000
Saint Louis, MO

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