Doris Ann Evans

Brief Life History of Doris Ann

When Doris Ann Evans was born on 4 October 1918, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Jacob Sterling Evans, was 23 and her mother, Annie Spafford, was 24. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States for about 10 years. She registered for military service in 1944. She died on 31 October 1997, in Kāne'ohe, Oahu, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Sterling Evans
1895–1958
Annie Spafford
1893–1970
Doris Ann Evans
1918–1997
Robert Sterling Evans
1920–1975

Sources (7)

  • Doris A Evans in household of Jacob S Evans, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Doris Ann Evans, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Doris A Evans, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

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. 

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

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

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