Charles Arthur Prosser

1910–1998 (Age 87)
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Charles Arthur

When Charles Arthur Prosser was born on 16 September 1910, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, his father, Charles Arthur Prosser, was 29 and his mother, Christina Petterson, was 22. He married Jessie Marie Duffin on 13 August 1938. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Chico, Butte, California, United States in 1920. He died on 21 March 1998, in San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Charles Arthur Prosser
Jessie Marie Duffin
Marriage: 13 August 1938
Nancy M Prosser

Spouse & Children

13 August 1938


  • Nancy M Prosser


Parents & Siblings



  • Evelyn G Prosser


  • Male1910–1998Male

  • Raymond J Prosser


  • Christina D Prosser


  • Robert E Prosser


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 3

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 24

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. 

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhosier ‘son of Roger’ ( see Roger ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles A Prosser in household of Charles A Prosser, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Chas A Prosser Jr. in household of Charles Arthur Prosser, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles A Prosser, "United States Census, 1940"

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