Douglas Whitmore Mattson

7 January 1919–13 January 1981 (Age 62)
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Douglas Whitmore

When Douglas Whitmore Mattson was born on 7 January 1919, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, his father, Victor Emanuel Mattson, was 28 and his mother, Helma Adelia Johnson, was 28. He married Rita Forester on 31 July 1956, in Clark, Nevada, United States. He died on 13 January 1981, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Douglas Whitmore Mattson
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Marriage: 29 August 1980

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World Events (8)

Age 1
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 15
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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 18
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of Swedish Mattsson .2 Variant of English Matson .

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

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Sources (23)

  • Douglas W Mattson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Douglas W Mattson in household of E Victor Mattson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Douglas W Mattson in household of Victor E Mattson, "United States Census, 1940"

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