Sylvia Redman

14 December 1919–12 September 2007 (Age 87)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sylvia

When Sylvia Redman was born on 14 December 1919, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Louis Redman Redutsky, was 34 and her mother, Ethel Yetta Shapiro, was 38. She married Milton Marc Powell on 15 November 1941, in New York City, New York, United States. She died on 12 September 2007, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Milton Marc Powell
Sylvia Redman
Marriage: 15 November 1941

Spouse and Children

15 November 1941
New York City, New York, United States

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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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Read 1.2 English translation of Jewish Rothman , Rot(t)man , Roitman , or Reitman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sylvie Redman in household of Louis Redman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sylvia Redman in household of Louis Redman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Redman in entry for Barry Elliot Powell, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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