Samuel Steven Silva

Male30 August 1947–October 1986

Brief Life History of Samuel Steven

When Samuel Steven Silva was born on 30 August 1947, in Sacramento, California, United States, his father, Frank Mugford Silva, was 27 and his mother, Helen Clair Brudigan, was 22. He lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1950. He died in October 1986, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 39.

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Frank Mugford Silva
Helen Clair Brudigan
Frank Henry Silva
Samuel Steven Silva

Sources (2)

  • Samuel S Silva, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Samuel Steven Silva, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 1

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 6

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

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 11

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Manuel, Carlos, Juan, Luis, Jesus, Mario, Fernando, Francisco, Pedro, Roberto, Miguel. Portuguese Joao, Paulo, Joaquim, Agostinho, Duarte, Henrique, Serafim, Vasco, Ilidio, Adao, Afonso, Altair.

Portuguese, Galician, and Italian: habitational name from any of the many places called Silva in Portugal, Galicia (Spain), and Italy, or a topographic name from (Old) Portuguese and (Old) Galician silva ‘wood’, later ‘bramble’. Compare Da Silva and Silba .

Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Iberian surname (see 1 above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later), some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

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

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