Hilary Maude Humphreys

27 May 1930–22 February 2001 (Age 70)
Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States

The Life of Hilary Maude

When Hilary Maude Humphreys was born on 27 May 1930, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, her father, James Washington Humphreys, was 36 and her mother, Maude Ellen Smith, was 27. She married Samuel Max Sperling on 4 April 1952, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 22 February 2001, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 70.

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Samuel Max Sperling
Hilary Maude Humphreys
Marriage: 4 April 1952
David Allen Sperling

Spouse and Children

4 April 1952
Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Washington Humphreys


    Maude Ellen Smith




World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 4

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. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 19

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant spelling of Humphries .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hilary Maude Humphreys, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Hilary E Sperling, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"
  • Hilary Humphreys Sperling, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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