David Arthur Vann

7 December 1920–19 May 2004 (Age 83)
Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

The Life of David Arthur

When David Arthur Vann was born on 7 December 1920, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, his father, Arthur Tyrrell Vann, was 26 and his mother, Theadora Amelia Wickenkamp, was 24. He married Joyce La Rue Wilson on 8 July 1944, in South Gate, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1930. He died on 19 May 2004, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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David Arthur Vann
Joyce La Rue Wilson
Marriage: 8 July 1944

Spouse and Children

8 July 1944
South Gate, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

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

Age 14

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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fen or marsh ( see Fenn ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Vann in household of Arthur Vann, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David Arthur Vann, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • David A. Vann, "Find A Grave Index"

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