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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Family Time Line

Silas Derius Overholtzer
1895–1973
Esther Wave Rummonds
1900–1957
Opal Jean Overholtzer
1921–1968
Helen Louise Overholtzer
1923–
James Henry Overholtzer
1925–1977
Richard Silas Overholtzer
1933–1982

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Opal Jean Overholtzer

    Female1921–1968Female

    Helen Louise Overholtzer

    Female1923–Female

    James Henry Overholtzer

    Male1925–1977Male

    Male1933–1982Male

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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