Roberta Whitfield (1911 - 1998)

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Roy Whitfield

Roy Whitfield

Clara (Shaw) Whitfield

Clara (Shaw) Whitfield

Clara Helen (Shaw) Whitfield

Clara Helen (Shaw) Whitfield

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1946 Blountstown 2nd Grade Class Photo

1946 Blountstown 2nd Grade Class Photo

Mickey A. Whitfield

Mickey A. Whitfield

Brooksie Nell Whitfield Culp Grave Site

Brooksie Nell Whitfield Culp Grave Site

George Washington Whitfield & Family

George Washington Whitfield & Family

Thomas - Whitfield

Thomas - Whitfield

WHITFIELD: SSGT. Kenneth Whitfield, Vietnam Wall

WHITFIELD: SSGT. Kenneth Whitfield, Vietnam Wall

WHITFIELD: Whitfield Front Porch Painting, Rosedale, OK

WHITFIELD: Whitfield Front Porch Painting, Rosedale, OK

1934 Jr. Class, Rosedale, OK

1934 Jr. Class, Rosedale, OK

1929 1st and 2nd Grades, Rosedale, OK

1929 1st and 2nd Grades, Rosedale, OK

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Samuel Wiley Whitfield Military Stone Roy Whitfield Clara (Shaw) Whitfield Clara Helen (Shaw) Whitfield

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1911 - In the year that Roberta Whitfield was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

1931 - Roberta was 20 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1953 - She was 42 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

1994 - At the age of 83 years old, Roberta was alive when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

1998 - In the year of Roberta Whitfield's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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Roberta Whitfield passed away on August 21, 1998 at age 86. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on October 24, 1911. There is no information about Roberta's family or relationships. We know that Roberta Whitfield had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

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