Bulah Alena Calapp

10 July 1915–16 April 1988 (Age 72)
Iona, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

The Life of Bulah Alena

When Bulah Alena Calapp was born on 10 July 1915, in Iona, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, her father, Joseph Hans Clapp, was 31 and her mother, Ida Belle Burke, was 33. She married George Elmer Snowden on 7 November 1933, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 16 April 1988, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Gridley, Butte, California, United States.

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George Elmer Snowden
Bulah Alena Calapp
Marriage: 7 November 1933
Elmer Lee Snowden
Daryle Ray Snowden
Donna June Snowden
George Eric Snowden
Ricki Eugene Snowden

Spouse and Children

7 November 1933
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

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 20

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

1 English (chiefly Bristol): from Middle English clop(pe) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ (from Old English clopp(a)), applied either as a topographic name or as a nickname for a large and ungainly person.2 Variant spelling of German Klapp .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Beulah Alena Calapp Snowden, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Buelah Alena Calapp in household of Joseph Calapp, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Beulah Alena Calapp in household of Joseph Hans Calapp, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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