Wanda Faye Killingsworth

18 October 1929–11 October 2002 (Age 73)
Chico, Butte, California, United States

The Life of Wanda Faye

When Wanda Faye Killingsworth was born on 18 October 1929, in Chico, Butte, California, United States, her father, Thomas Dudley Killingsworth, was 21 and her mother, Elma Faye Russell, was 18. She lived in Kimshew Judicial Township, Butte, California, United States in 1940. She died on 11 October 2002, in Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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Allen Ray Bernheisel
Wanda Faye Killingsworth

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    Thomas Dudley Killingsworth





World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 5

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. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 20

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name probably from Killingworth in Tyne and Wear, so named from an Old English personal name Cylla + -ing- ‘associated with’ + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Wanda G Killingsworth in household of Thomas D Killingsworth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wanda G Thomas, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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