Robert Keith Leventon

20 July 1914–20 November 2002 (Age 88)
Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States

The Life of Robert Keith

When Robert Keith Leventon was born on 20 July 1914, in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States, his father, Hiram Lavern Leventon, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Reed, was 24. He married Jean Elizabeth Butchart on 2 June 1946, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States. He lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1930. He died on 20 November 2002, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Robert Keith Leventon
Jean Elizabeth Butchart
Marriage: 2 June 1946

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2 June 1946
Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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

Age 20

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 23

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Levinson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert K Leventon in household of Hiram L Leventon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert K Leveistars in household of Hiram Leveistars, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Keith Leventon, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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