George Lester Northup

26 December 1917–23 July 1996 (Age 78)
Washington, United States

The Life of George Lester

When George Lester Northup was born on 26 December 1917, in Washington, United States, his father, George Harvey Northup, was 30 and his mother, Hazel Isabella Reed Ozouf, was 24. He lived in Clearwater, Jefferson, Washington, United States for about 15 years and Port Angeles Election Precinct 22, Clallam, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 23 July 1996, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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George Harvey Northup
Hazel Isabella Reed Ozouf
Auguste E Northup
Harold Reed Northup Sr
George Lester Northup

Parents and Siblings



    Auguste E Northup


    Harold Reed Northup Sr



World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

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. 

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Northop in Flintshire, named with Old English norð ‘north’ + hop ‘enclosure (in marsh or moor)’, ‘enclosed valley’.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Lester Northrup in household of George H Northrup, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George L Northup in household of George H Northup, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George L Northup in household of George Northup, "United States Census, 1940"

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