Vivian Emma Reynolds

1920–1994 (Age 74)
Visalia, Tulare, California, United States

The Life of Vivian Emma

When Vivian Emma Reynolds was born on 6 August 1920, in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States, her father, Earl Willis Reynolds, was 26 and her mother, Pearl Omaha Thompson, was 25. She married Ralph Chester Watkins on 9 September 1938, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Tulare, Tulare, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 2, Kern, California, United States in 1940. She died on 7 November 1994, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Chester Watkins
Vivian Emma Reynolds
Marriage: 9 September 1938
Barbara Ann Watkins
Barbara Ann Watkins
Carol Joyce Watkins

Spouse and Children

9 September 1938
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States


    Barbara Ann Watkins


    Barbara Ann Watkins



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

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 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Reynold .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Vivian E Reynolds in household of Earl W Reynolds, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vivian Watkins in household of Ralph Watkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Reynolds in entry for Carol Joyce Watkins, "California, Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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