Charlotte Marzelle Barnett Timeline

24 Dec 1912
Born in Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas to Charles Wilkerson Barnett and Verda Mae Baker. (Interview with Charlotte M. (Barnett) Wood, 1974)
1916 – 1919 
She lived in Dennis, Parker Co., Texas where her younger brother, James and one younger sister were born. She remembered being responsible for watching her younger brother while her mother worked in the fields. (Interview with Charlotte M. (Barnett) Wood, 1974)
1921 
 She lived in Breckenridge, Stephens Co., Texas where another sister was born. The family farm had failed and they moved around looking for work. (Interview with Charlotte M. (Barnett) Wood, 1974)
1923
Charlotte moved to California; four adults and four children made the trip in a 1919 Ford touring car. Charlotte sat on a clock with her feet on the running board. They traveled across the desert on plank roads and settled in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California. (Interview with Charlotte M. (Barnett) Wood, 1974)
1930’s
She worked at a dry cleaning shop. For some time she was the only person in the family able to find work. She supported six people on $12.00 per week. (Interviews with Charlotte M. (Storti) Roos, 1992 – 2000)
17 July 1931
Charlotte married James William Oliver in Long Beach, California – this marriage ended in divorce. (Oliver-Barnett marriage record)
19 Mar 1932
Birth of daughter, Charlotte Marzelle.
1937
Charlotte was living at 628 E. Esther in Long Beach, California. Her father Charles was also living there, but since Charlotte is also listed in the City Directory she was probably working although no employer is listed. (Long Beach City Directory, various years)
1938
Charlotte was employed as a seamstress at J.R. Norton. She was living at 4330 W. Broadway. (Long Beach City Directory, various years)
10 July 1941
She married Silvio Santo Storti in Yuma, Arizona – this marriage also ended in divorce. (Storti-Oliver marriage record)
1942
Charlotte and Silvio Storti were living at 1556 Pine Ave. in Long Beach, California. She was employed as an inspector at Petri’s Odorless Cleaners. According to her daughter she worked at Petri’s for many years. (Long Beach City Directory, various years; interviews with Charlotte M. (Storti) Roos, 1992 – 2000)
1943/1944
Charlotte and Silvio Storti were still living on Pine Ave. Her father, Charles, was also living at the same address. (Long Beach City Directory, various years)
1940’s
Charlotte traveled to Colombia, Maury Co., Tennessee to care for her seriously ill (malaria) mother. Travel was difficult because of World War II. She was stranded in Texas, unable to get on a bus because of troop movements, when a young soldier put his arm around her and got her on the bus as his wife. ( Interviews with Charlotte M. (Storti) Roos, 1992 – 2000)
During the war she worked at the naval shipyard. Her job involved use of a machine that was a precursor of modern computers. She was able to secure a house for her family because her job was considered essential to the war effort. She was active in the union movement. After the war she went back to working in the dry cleaning business. (Interviews with Charlotte M. (Storti) Roos, 1992 – 2000)
25 Sep 1953
She married Horace Arthur (Bill) Wood – they met at a dance (they both enjoyed dancing.) (Wood – Storti marriage record; interviews with Charlotte M. (Storti) Roos, 1992 – 2000)
17 May 1992
Charlotte died in San Diego, San Diego Co., California and was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park. (Charlotte Wood death certificate)
 

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