Robert Henry Renfro

Brief Life History of Robert Henry

When Robert Henry Renfro was born on 30 January 1917, in Ventura, California, United States, his father, John Willis Renfro, was 27 and his mother, Mary Eliza Achilles, was 23. He married Sarah Laverta Payne. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Santa Paula, Ventura, California, United States in 1940 and Ducor, Tulare, California, United States for about 1 years. He died on 4 January 2000, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Robert Henry Renfro
1917–2000
Sarah Laverta Payne
1922–2004
Marriage:
Judith Lynn Renfro
1947–1995

Sources (12)

  • Robert Henry Renfro, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Robert H Renfro, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Robert Henry Renfro, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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

Scottish: variant of Renfrew .

English (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Reinfrid (ancient Germanic Ragin-, Raganfrid from ragin ‘counsel, decision’ + frid ‘peace’). This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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