Richard Brown Fullenwider

Male21 March 1925–5 July 2011

Brief Life History of Richard Brown

When Richard Brown Fullenwider was born on 21 March 1925, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, his father, Roy Remington Fullenwider, was 37 and his mother, Mabel Isabel Brown, was 36. He married Ruth Marie Merrill on 16 September 1943, in Bingham, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Olive, Orange, California, United States in 1950 and Sparks, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 2008. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 5 July 2011, in Spanish Springs, Washoe, Nevada, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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Richard Brown Fullenwider
Ruth Marie Merrill
Marriage: 16 September 1943
Terry Valene Fullenwider

Sources (29)

  • Richard Brown Fullenwider, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Brown Fullenwider - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Richard Brown Fullenwider
  • Richard Fullenwider, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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  • Marriage
    16 September 1943Bingham, Idaho, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 9

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

    Age 23

    The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swiss German Vollenweider .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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