Nadine Gruwell

7 September 1931–10 March 1986 (Age 54)
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life of Nadine

When Nadine Gruwell was born on 7 September 1931, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, her father, Orval Merrill Gruwell Sr., was 49 and her mother, Edith Jane Moon, was 38. She married Robert Oliver Wilson on 18 July 1951, in Blythe, Riverside, California, United States. She died on 10 March 1986, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Robert Oliver Wilson
1922–2006
Nadine Gruwell
1931–1986
Marriage: 18 July 1951

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 July 1951
Blythe, Riverside, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1932

Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 3

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. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 16

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of Grüwel(l), an Alemannic form of Greuel .2 Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Grouwels or Grauwels, a nickname from Middle Dutch gruwel ‘fright’, ‘terror’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nadine Gruwell Wilson in household of Robert Oliver Wilson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Nadine Gruwell in household of Orval Merrill Gruwell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Nadine Gruwell in household of Orvel M Gruwell Sr, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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