Alvin Winfield Sans

25 January 1878–10 October 1954 (Age 76)
California, United States

The Life of Alvin Winfield

When Alvin Winfield Sans was born on 25 January 1878, in California, United States, his father, Charles ( Ray) Sans, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Emma Ray, was 23. He married Eunice G. Smith about 1905, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 10 October 1954, in Santa Cruz, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Alvin Winfield Sans
Eunice G. Smith
Marriage: about 1905
Winona Norine Sans

Spouse and Children

about 1905
California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles ( Ray) Sans


    Sarah Emma Ray




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 13

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Catalan and Southern French (Occitan): from the Occitan personal name Sans, or from the variant of the Catalan personal name Sanç, both of them equivalent to Spanish Sancho .

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

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