Willie Reed Hookfin

9 November 1916–23 July 1986 (Age 69)
St. Helena, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Willie Reed

When Willie Reed Hookfin was born on 9 November 1916, in St. Helena, Louisiana, United States, his father, Hollis Hookfin, was 20 and his mother, Elizabeth Burton, was 18. He lived in Ward Six, St. Helena, Louisiana, United States in 1920. He died on 23 July 1986, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Hollis Hookfin
1896–1957
Elizabeth Burton
1898–1999
Willie Reed Hookfin
1916–1986

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

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 19

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.

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  • Reed Hookfin in household of Hollis Hookfin, "United States Census, 1920"

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