Lawrence Arthur Wellins

25 September 1917–29 November 1987 (Age 70)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lawrence Arthur

When Lawrence Arthur Wellins was born on 25 September 1917, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Irving Henry Wellins, was 23 and his mother, Fannie Locke, was 22. He married Jeanette Jay Schecter on 4 June 1943, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States in 1935 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 29 November 1987, in San Marcos, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Lawrence Arthur Wellins
Frances Genevieve Medina
Marriage: 7 February 1971

Spouse and Children

7 February 1971
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Irving Henry Wellins


    Fannie Locke





    Madeline Wellins


    Lawrence Arther Wellins


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

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 20

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Altered form of an unidentified English name.

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

Sources (3)

  • Laurence Wellins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lawrence Wellins in household of Irving Wellins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lawrence Arthur Wellins, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"

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