Edward Allen McFadden

28 February 1920–5 July 2005 (Age 85)
Vale, Malheur, Oregon, United States

The Life of Edward Allen

When Edward Allen McFadden was born on 28 February 1920, in Vale, Malheur, Oregon, United States, his father, DeWitt A. McFadden, was 47 and his mother, Harriet Ida McBroom, was 31. He married Margaret Dorothy Rasmussen on 1 May 1942, in Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California, United States. He lived in Laguna Hills, Orange, California, United States in 2001 and Laguna Woods, Orange, California, United States in 2004. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 5 July 2005, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Edward Allen McFadden
Margaret Dorothy Rasmussen
Marriage: 1 May 1942

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1 May 1942
Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

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. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phaid(e)in (Scottish) and Mac Pháidín (Irish), patronymics from Gaelic pet forms of the personal name Patrick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward A Mcfadden in household of Harriet Mcfadden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward A Mcfadden in household of Harriet I Mcfadden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward A Mcfadden, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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