Jean Elizabeth Silvear

1928–1998 (Age 69)
Soquel, Santa Cruz, California, United States

The Life of Jean Elizabeth

When Jean Elizabeth Silvear was born on 1 October 1928, in Soquel, Santa Cruz, California, United States, her father, Edwin Thomas Silvear, was 23 and her mother, Rachel May Gravelle, was 23. She married Terry Dare Wilkinson on 24 June 1950, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, California, United States. She lived in Monterey Judicial Township, Monterey, California, United States in 1940. She died on 23 February 1998, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Seaside, Monterey, California, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Terry Dare Wilkinson
Jean Elizabeth Silvear
Marriage: 24 June 1950

Spouse and Children

24 June 1950
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



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

Spanish: Castilianized form of Silveira .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jean E Silvear in household of Edwin T Silvear, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jean Elizabeth Silvear, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Jean Elizabeth Silvear, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.