John Totea

1927–1974 (Age 47)
Wheatland, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Totea was born on 9 March 1927, in Wheatland, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Totea, was 35 and his mother, Julia Betza, was 29. He married Carol Dean Fackrell on 4 October 1952, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. He died on 11 October 1974, in Clearlake Park, Lake, California, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Hermitage, Hermitage Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Totea
Carol Dean Fackrell
Marriage: 4 October 1952

Spouse and Children


    Carol Dean Fackrell


4 October 1952
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Totea


    Julia Betza




    Mary A Wallace



    Samuel Tota


    Catherine Irene Totea


    Josephine Julia Totea


World Events (8)


Age 2

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 7

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. 

Age 14

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Italian (Apulia): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Totea, "Find A Grave Index"
  • john totea, "BillionGraves Index"
  • John Totea, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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