Frederick Wilson Farner

18 July 1913–23 October 1995 (Age 82)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Frederick Wilson

When Frederick Wilson Farner was born on 18 July 1913, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Frederick Clause Pettersson Farner, was 44 and his mother, Elisabeth Amanda Hill, was 43. He married Ruby Mae Haycock on 30 August 1942, in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 23 October 1995, at the age of 82.

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Frederick Wilson Farner
Ruby Mae Haycock
Marriage: 30 August 1942
Linda Lee Farner

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30 August 1942
Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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 21

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 22

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

German and Swiss German: habitational name for someone from a place called Farn near Oberkirch, or Fahrnau in Baden. Compare Fahrner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frederick W Farmer in household of Frederick Farmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frederick W Farner in household of Frederick C Farner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frederick Wilson Farner, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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