Gerald Richard Siler

14 June 1932–26 May 2010 (Age 77)
Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Gerald Richard

When Gerald Richard Siler was born on 14 June 1932, in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Orville Andrew Siler, was 28 and his mother, Jesse Leo Parker, was 26. He married Peggy Ann Gordon about 1950. He lived in Applerogue Election Precinct, Josephine, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States for about 5 years. He died on 26 May 2010, in Muscogee, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States.

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Gerald Richard Siler
June Blanche West
Marriage: 17 November 1962

Spouse and Children

17 November 1962
Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 2

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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 German: of uncertain origin; a variant of Sieler and Siller .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Seiler .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gerald R Siler in household of Orville A Siler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mr Gerald Richard Siler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mr Gerald Richard Siler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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