Granville Thomas Centers

5 March 1913–2 July 1989 (Age 76)
Siskiyou, California, United States

The Life of Granville Thomas

When Granville Thomas Centers was born on 5 March 1913, in Siskiyou, California, United States, his father, Granville William Centers, was 34 and his mother, Marion Antone, was 26. He lived in Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1920. He died on 2 July 1989, in Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Granville Thomas Centers
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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.

Age 4

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

Age 21

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

Variant of Center .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Granville T Centers in household of William G Centers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Granville Thomas Centers, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • Granville T Centers, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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