Geraldine Ruth Arborn

14 August 1923–3 January 2000 (Age 76)
Porterville, Tulare, California, United States

The Life of Geraldine Ruth

When Geraldine Ruth Arborn was born on 14 August 1923, in Porterville, Tulare, California, United States, her father, Roy Laverne Arborn, was 34 and her mother, Florence Francis Fillmore, was 27. She married Jack Kenneth Henry Kvarme about 1955. She lived in Tipton, Tulare, California, United States in 1930. She died on 3 January 2000, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Rex Covert Maxfield
Geraldine Ruth Arborn
Marriage: 26 January 1985

Spouse and Children

26 January 1985
Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

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. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Albourne in West Sussex, named from Old English alor ‘alder’ + burna ‘stream’, or possibly from Aldbourne in Wiltshire, which is named with Old English Ealding ‘(people) associated with Ealda’ + burna ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Geraldine R Arborn in household of Charles E Arborn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Geraldine H Maxfield, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Geraldin H Kvarme, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"

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