William Clay Scott

Brief Life History of William Clay

William Clay Scott was born on 9 September 1920, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. He married Betty J Bruner on 22 July 1960, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Beverly Hills Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 12 July 1992, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

William Clay Scott
1920–1992
Betty J Bruner
1925–
Marriage: 22 July 1960
William Sewell Scott
1964–2005

Sources (11)

  • William C Valjien in household of Cena Valjien, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Clay Scott, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • William C Scott, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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

English, Scottish, and Irish (Down): habitational and ethnic name from Middle English Scot ‘man from Scotland’. There is no evidence that the surname denoted either of the earlier senses of Scot as ‘(Gaelic-speaking) Irishman’ or ‘man from Alba’, the Gaelic-speaking region of Scotland north of the river Forth. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

English and Scottish: from the rare Middle English personal name Scot (Old English Scott, possibly also Old Norse Skotr), only certainly attested in northern England.

English: variant of Scutt .

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

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