Walter William Roberts Jr

30 June 1923–11 January 2009 (Age 85)
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

The Life of Walter William

When Walter William Roberts Jr was born on 30 June 1923, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, his father, Walter William Roberts, was 38 and his mother, Eunice Edith Wetmore, was 27. He married Florence M.E. Hansen on 26 November 1952, in San Diego, California, United States. He lived in Wilmington, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Mount Lebanon Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 11 January 2009, in Chula Vista, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Walter William Roberts Jr
Florence M.E. Hansen
Marriage: 26 November 1952

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26 November 1952
San Diego, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

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. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Roberts in household of Walter Roberts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Roberts Jr. in household of Walter W Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter in entry for Walter W Roberts, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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