Ann Trowbridge

11 February 1926–23 January 1986 (Age 59)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann Trowbridge was born on 11 February 1926, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, her father, Henry I Trowbridge, was 32 and her mother, Kathryn Corbin, was 32. She married Willard Porter Hovey Jr on 5 July 1957, in Santa Barbara, California, United States. She lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 23 January 1986, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Willard Porter Hovey Jr
Ann Trowbridge
Marriage: 5 July 1957

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 8
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 16
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

(1997: 2734;2007: 5322; 2010: 7095)English (Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire): habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

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

Sources (12)

  • Ann Trowbridge in household of Henry Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Anna Trowbridge Arnold, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Ann Trowbridge Labonte, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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