Catherine F Mcdowell

Female8 April 1920–19 January 2003

Brief Life History of Catherine F

When Catherine F Mcdowell was born on 8 April 1920, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, her father, Richard Charles McDowell, was 25 and her mother, Mary Irene Burke, was 23. She lived in Oakland Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940 and Hayward, Alameda, California, United States in 1950. She died on 19 January 2003, in Hawaii, United States, at the age of 82.

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Utah Carl Calvin
1916–1996
Catherine F Mcdowell
1920–2003

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  • Catherine F Calvin, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Katherin F Mcdowell, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Catherine Fra Calvin, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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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

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. This is the usual Irish spelling of this name, while McDougall is the usual Scottish spelling. However, McDowall is also common in south west Scotland and a prominent Galloway family with this name first appear in the historical record in the late 13th century.

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

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