Marva Farnworth

15 July 1917–21 March 1982 (Age 64)
Ashton, Fremont, Idaho, United States

The Life of Marva

When Marva Farnworth was born on 15 July 1917, in Ashton, Fremont, Idaho, United States, her father, George Cyrus Farnworth, was 29 and her mother, Ora Cunningham, was 23. She married Floyd James Hammons on 21 September 1935, in Yuba City, Sutter, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Gridley, Butte, California, United States for about 5 years and Silveyville Judicial Township, Solano, California, United States in 1940. She died on 21 March 1982, in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Dixon, Solano, California, United States.

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Floyd James Hammons
Marva Farnworth
Marriage: 21 September 1935
Joyce Budeen Hammons

Spouse and Children

21 September 1935
Yuba City, Sutter, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

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 18

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

English: habitational name from either of two places, one formerly in Lancashire, now in Greater Manchester; the other in Cheshire, both so named from Old English as fearn ‘fern’ + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marua Farnworth Hammons in household of Floyd James Hammons, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Marva Hammons in household of Floyd J Hammons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marva Farnworth in household of Geo Farnworth, "United States Census, 1930"

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