Francis Marion Apple

18 January 1919–24 July 1982 (Age 63)
Upper Lake, Lake, California, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Apple was born on 18 January 1919, in Upper Lake, Lake, California, United States, his father, Francis Marion Apple, was 29 and his mother, Pheba Almeda Knighten, was 18. He lived in Sanel Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States in 1930 and Judicial Township 3, Lake, California, United States in 1940. He died on 24 July 1982, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 63.

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Francis Marion Apple
Pheba Almeda Knighten
Francis Marion Apple
Thomas Fountain Apple
Bert Sylvester Apple
Pearl Ellen Apple
Stillborn 1 Apple
Elsie May Apple
Stillborn 2 Apple
Marjorie Bernice Apple

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 15

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English appel ‘apple’ (Old English æppel), acquired as a surname in any of various senses: a topographic name for someone living by an apple orchard; an occupational name for a grower or seller of apples; or a nickname for someone supposed to resemble an apple in some way, e.g. in having bright red cheeks. The economic importance in medieval northern Europe of apples, as a fruit that could be grown in a cold climate and would keep for use throughout the winter, is hard to appreciate in these days of rapid transportation and year-round availability of fruits of all kind.2 Americanized form of Appel or Apfel .

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

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  • Francis Apple in household of Fount Knighten, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Francis Apple in household of Frank M Apple, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis M Apple, "California, Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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