Gerald L Fickes

2 August 1921–11 February 2001 (Age 79)
Santa Clara, California, United States

The Life of Gerald L

When Gerald L Fickes was born on 2 August 1921, in Santa Clara, California, United States, his father, Lilburn Imler Fickes, was 24 and his mother, Pearl Adele Johnson, was 24. He lived in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1930 and San Jose Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1940. He died on 11 February 2001, in Coleville, Mono, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Lilburn Imler Fickes
Pearl Adele Johnson
Gerald L Fickes

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 13

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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 21

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

German:1. possibly a Rhenish variant of Fick . 2. variant spelling of Ficus, Fi(c)kus, humanistic form (translation) of the surname Feigenbaum .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gerald L Fickes in household of Lilburn I Fickes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gerald Fickes in household of Lilburn Fickes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Gerald L Fickes - Government record: birth-name: Gerald L Fickes

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