Audrey Fae Fancher

1914–1990 (Age 76)
California, United States

The Life of Audrey Fae

When Audrey Fae Fancher was born on 20 May 1914, in California, United States, her father, John Monroe Fancher, was 38 and her mother, Mary Ellen Kevern, was 32. She lived in Judicial Township 5, Amador, California, United States in 1920 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. She died on 31 August 1990, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Audrey Fae Fancher
1914–1990
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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

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. 

Name Meaning

1 Probably a variant spelling of French Fanger .2 It could alternatively be an altered form of English Fanshaw, which Reaney believes to be a habitational name from Fanshaw Gate, near Holmesfield, Derbyshire. However, the earliest records of the place name, le Faunchalle-gate ( 1456 , 1472 , etc.), indicate that the place takes its name from the Faunchall or Fanshaw family and not the other way about. Further, the early form of the surname suggests a French origin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Audery Fancher in household of George E Aldridge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Audrey F Fancher in household of John M Fancher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Audrey Francher in household of John M Francher, "United States Census, 1920"

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