Woodrow Wilson Sayre

Brief Life History of Woodrow Wilson

When Woodrow Wilson Sayre was born on 22 February 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Francis Bowes Sayre, was 33 and his mother, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, was 31. He married Edith Warren Chase on 23 May 1942, in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 1 years and Vineyard Haven, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States in 1972. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 16 September 2002, in Martha's Vineyard, West Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in District of Columbia, United States.

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Woodrow Wilson Sayre
Edith Warren Chase
Marriage: 23 May 1942

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  • Woodrow W Sayre, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Woodrow W Sayre, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Woodrow W Sayre, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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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

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. 


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Surrey): variant of Sayer .

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

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