Sharon L. Wand

25 January 1942–14 October 2005 (Age 63)
Duarte, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Sharon L.

When Sharon L. Wand was born on 25 January 1942, in Duarte, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Duane Wayne Wand, was 24 and her mother, Myrtle A Mothershead, was 22. She died on 14 October 2005, in Quail Valley, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 63.

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Duane Wayne Wand
Myrtle A Mothershead
Sharon L. Wand

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 11

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Age 18

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: perhaps a nickname for a shy or short-sighted person, from Old English wand ‘mole’. Compare Want .2 German: occupational name for a weaver or cloth cutter, from a reduced form of Middle High German gewant ‘cloth’, ‘garment’. Compare Wander 2.3 German: topographic name from Middle High German want ‘wall’, ‘steep rock’, ‘precipice’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sharon L Shehan, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Sharon L Wand, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"
  • Sharon Lynn Wand, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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