Richard Silas Overholtzer

11 August 1933–25 February 1982 (Age 48)
Indio, Riverside, California, United States

The Life of Richard Silas

When Richard Silas Overholtzer was born on 11 August 1933, in Indio, Riverside, California, United States, his father, Silas Derius Overholtzer, was 37 and his mother, Esther Wave Rummonds, was 33. He lived in Thermal Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1940. He died on 25 February 1982, in Brookings, Curry, Oregon, United States, at the age of 48.

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Silas Derius Overholtzer
Esther Wave Rummonds
Opal Jean Overholtzer
Helen Louise Overholtzer
James Henry Overholtzer
Richard Silas Overholtzer

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    Opal Jean Overholtzer


    Helen Louise Overholtzer


    James Henry Overholtzer



World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 1

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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 14

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

Partly Americanized form of German Oberholtzer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Overholtger in household of Silas Overholtger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Overholtzer, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Richard Sil Overholtzer, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998"

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