Viola Frances Tindall

1917–2010 (Age 93)
Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States

The Life of Viola Frances

When Viola Frances Tindall was born on 18 September 1917, in Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States, her father, John Henry Tindall, was 35 and her mother, Arabella Pfost, was 32. She married Merrill Butler Hersom on 4 September 1971. She died on 28 October 2010, in Napa, Napa, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Viola Frances Tindall
1917–2010
Merrill Butler Hersom
1917–1980
Marriage: 4 September 1971

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 September 1971
Reno,, Nevada, U.S.A.

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone who lived in Tynedale, the valley of the river Tyne, or a habitational name from a place in Cumbria called Tindale, which is situated on a tributary of the South Tyne. The name derives from a British river name Tina (apparently from a Celtic root meaning ‘to flow’) + Old English dæl or Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Viola Tindall in household of John Tindall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Tindall in household of Frances M Tindall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Frances Tindall, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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