Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Barbara Jane King Anundson (1924-2017) Warren High School class of 1942

1942 Dragon yearbook

Ray's high school activities:
Stenographers' Club (4), Band (4).

1967 Warren City Directory
  • [county section] King Anna M 325 Yankee Bush rd
  • [county section] King Raymond G 325 Yankee Bush rd 
1983 Warren City Directory

The popularity of Barbara as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at Holly, the name of one of Barbara's grandchildren.

Holly debuted in 1936 and made some headway during the 1940s, but she didn't make much of a mark until the late 1960s.  She spent 23 years (1969-1990, 1992) in the top 100, peaking at #48 in 1979 and 1983.  Audrey Hepburn's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Holly Golightly, gave the name a bit of a boost, as did Neil Diamond's "Holly Holy", which spent 3 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1969/early 1970.

Other class of '42 members:
Ray Devore.  (6/4/2017)
Phyllis Heald Albaugh.  (12/11/2016)
Corynne Peterson Schumann.  (7/22/2016)
Marjorie Gillett Larson.  (7/21/2016)
Robert Weidert.  (8/25/2015)
Margaret Siefert Lane.  (8/12/2015)
Richard Hause.  (4/6/2015)
Elizabeth Hottel Streich.  (8/16/2014)
Mary Hoskins.  (10/12/2013)

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