Ophelia W Whitfield (1920 - 1992)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

Ophelia W Whitfield Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Ophelia W Whitfield and her immediate Whitfield family. Add to Ophelia W Whitfield'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 Ophelia.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Ophelia W Whitfield? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

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

Military Service

It is unknown if Ophelia W Whitfield is a military veteran.

Middle name

W

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Ophelia's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Ophelia's nationality.

Religion

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

Gender

Female

Family Photos

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

Timeline

1920 - In the year that Ophelia W Whitfield was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

1937 - By the time she was 17 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1966 - At the age of 46 years old, Ophelia was alive when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

1969 - At the age of 49 years old, Ophelia was alive when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

1992 - In the year of Ophelia W Whitfield's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

Ophelia W Whitfield Family Tree

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

Ophelia's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Ophelia W Whitfield
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

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

Obituary

This obit of Ophelia W Whitfield 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.

Ophelia W Whitfield died in June 1992 at 72 years old. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on January 2, 1920. We have no information about Ophelia's family. We know that Ophelia W Whitfield had been residing in .

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Ophelia W Whitfield

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources