Kenneth Roy Sneathen

Brief Life History of Kenneth Roy

When Kenneth Roy Sneathen was born on 23 February 1915, in California, United States, his father, Robert Abraham Sneathen, was 38 and his mother, Esther Victoria Oberg, was 26. He lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1920 and San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 4 April 2006, in Ventura, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Abraham Sneathen
1878–1938
Esther Victoria Oberg
1888–1966
Florence E. Sneathen
1910–1995
Robert Abe Sneathen Jr
1911–1994
Kenneth Roy Sneathen
1915–2006
Clarence Sneathen
1917–
Dorothy Evelyn Sneathen
1918–2008
Edith Eleanor Sneathen
1921–1986

Sources (7)

  • Kenneth Sneathen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Roy Sneathen, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Kenneth Roy Sneathen, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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

Origin undetermined.

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

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