Edward Leroy Metz

13 November 1916–24 June 2000 (Age 83)
Buhl, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

The Life of Edward Leroy

When Edward Leroy Metz was born on 13 November 1916, in Buhl, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, his father, Edward LeRoy Metz, was 37 and his mother, Lulu Gretchen Dodds, was 34. He lived in Twin Falls, Idaho, United States for about 5 years and Twin Falls Election Precinct 7, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 24 June 2000, in El Monte, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Edward LeRoy Metz
Lulu Gretchen Dodds
Sonora Wilhelmina Metz
Hazel Inez Metz
Dorothy Theresa Metz
Roberta Lucille Metz
Marjorie Irene Metz
Edward Leroy Metz
Roma Metz

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

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. 

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of Germanic maht ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine, which took its name from a Gaulish tribe, the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis, hence the modern name.3 German: from Mätz, a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward L Metz in household of Edward L Metz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Metz in household of Edward L Metz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward L Metz in household of Edward L Metz, "United States Census, 1920"

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