Mildred Inga Struven

29 September 1921–15 March 2007 (Age 85)
Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States

The Life of Mildred Inga

When Mildred Inga Struven was born on 29 September 1921, in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States, her father, John Fredrick Struven, was 30 and her mother, Magna Ingeborg Hvall, was 27. She married Thomas Stobart Batey on 10 November 1940. She lived in Vallejo Township, Sonoma, California, United States in 1930 and Petaluma Judicial Township, Sonoma, California, United States in 1940. She died on 15 March 2007, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Stobart Batey
Mildred Inga Struven
Marriage: 10 November 1940

Spouse and Children

10 November 1940

Parents and Siblings



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. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: nickname for someone with stiff, bristly hair ( see Strub ).

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

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Story Highlight

Memorial of Mildred Batey

Compiled by Nicole Ilene Colombani Tolley - her grand daughter

Sources (3)

  • Mildred I Struvey in household of John Struvey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mildred Struven in household of John Struven, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Struven in entry for Eleanor Ingeborg Batey, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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