Theresa Irene Vanni

14 November 1928–10 August 1994 (Age 65)
Crescent City, Del Norte, California, United States

The Life of Theresa Irene

When Theresa Irene Vanni was born on 14 November 1928, in Crescent City, Del Norte, California, United States, her father, John Vanni, was 30 and her mother, Edna Susanna Cox, was 24. She died on 10 August 1994, in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California, United States, at the age of 65.

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John Vanni
Edna Susanna Cox
Margaret Louise Vanni
Theresa Irene Vanni

Parents and Siblings

    John Vanni





World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

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. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Italian: from a short form of the personal name Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Thirsa Vanni in household of John Vanni, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Theresa I Smiley, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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