Mrs. Rowena Solkema

1914–1993 (Age 79)
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

The Life of Rowena

Mrs. Rowena Solkema was born on 20 October 1914. She died on 9 November 1993, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Mrs. Rowena Solkema
1914–1993
Odes Richard Solkema
1907–1994

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

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 21

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Cathern R Solkema in household of Roy R Solkema, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rowena Solkema, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Rowena Solkema, "Find A Grave Index"

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