Paul Eugene Proffitt

22 August 1933–27 January 2006 (Age 72)
Boomer, Fayette, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Paul Eugene

When Paul Eugene Proffitt was born on 22 August 1933, in Boomer, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Clayton Proffitt, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Mildred Straughn, was 22. He died on 27 January 2006, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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Thomas Clayton Proffitt
Sarah Mildred Straughn
Thomas Clayton Proffitt
Paul Eugene Proffitt
Loyd Wayne Proffitt

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 1

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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 20

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname or occupational name for a soothsayer, someone gifted with the ability to foretell the future ( see Prophet ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Paul Eugene Proffitt, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Paul Eugene Proffitt, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Paul Eugene Proffitt - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Paul Eugene Proffitt

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