John Wooley Squires

1921–2006 (Age 85)
Wyoming, United States

The Life of John Wooley

When John Wooley Squires was born on 12 May 1921, in Wyoming, United States, his father, Jesse Cox Squires, was 35 and his mother, Mable Wooley, was 26. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 July 2006, in Livermore, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Santa Nella, Merced, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Cox Squires
1885–1962
Mable Wooley
1895–1965
John Wooley Squires
1921–2006
Shirley Lavina Squires
1923–1990
Dean Wooley Squires
1931–2012

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 13

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. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Squire .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John N Squires in household of Jess C Squires, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Squires in household of Jess C Squires, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Woolley Squires, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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