John Henry Wasson

23 April 1922–21 July 1968 (Age 46)
Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Wasson was born on 23 April 1922, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, his father, Reese Perry Wasson, was 27 and his mother, Priscilla Willis, was 29. He married Ruby Florence Hatchell on 14 October 1942, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Supervisorial District 3, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 21 July 1968, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Bloomington, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Wasson
Mary Ann Costa
Marriage: 17 November 1951
John Joseph Wasson

Spouse and Children

17 November 1951
Yuma, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

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

Age 12

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 13

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish:1. from the Norman personal name Wasso or Wazo ( see Wass ). 2. perhaps a variant of Watson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Henry Wasson in household of Reese Perry Wasson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Henry Wasson in household of Pricilla Willis Wasson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Henry Wasson in household of Rees Wasson, "United States Census, 1930"

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