William Laverne Fowkes

27 February 1931–1 October 2008 (Age 77)
Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of William Laverne

When William Laverne Fowkes was born on 27 February 1931, in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Reuben Laverne Fowkes, was 24 and his mother, Dorothy Stevens, was 24. He married Velrie Audine Walburn on 2 July 1955, in La Jolla, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. He lived in San Marcos, Guatemala in 2001 and San Marcos, San Diego, California, United States in 2005. He died on 1 October 2008, in Escondido, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in San Marcos, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Laverne Fowkes
1931–2008
Carolyn Audrey Mansell Mahr
1935–2018
Marriage: 29 November 1996
Douglas Allan Baldwin
1958–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 November 1996
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Reuben Laverne Fowkes

    Male1906–1964Male

    Female1907–1962Female

siblings

(2)

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. 
1952

Age 21

The government began to take over privately owned land and distribute it among landless peasants. Large areas owned by the United Fruit company were taken as part of this government program.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Foulks .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Laverne Fowkes in household of Reuben Lavenne Fowkes, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William Laverne Fowkes in household of Reuben Laverne Fowkes, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William Fowkes in entry for Mr Stanley A Or Sam Mahr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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