Mateo Phillip Rolla

31 May 1920–11 May 2004 (Age 84)
San Luis Obispo, California, United States

The Life of Mateo Phillip

Mateo Phillip Rolla was born on 31 May 1920, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States. He married Leola Brown on 4 September 1971, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. He lived in San Luis Obispo Judicial Township, San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1940 and California, United States in 1971. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 11 May 2004, at the age of 83, and was buried in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Mateo Phillip Rolla
Leola Brown
Marriage: 4 September 1971

Spouse and Children

4 September 1971
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 Italian: origin uncertain; perhaps from a feminine form of an unattested male personal name Rollo, of Germanic origin.2 German: nickname for a farmer, from Sorbian rola ‘cultivated field’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mateo Rolla in household of Carla Rolla, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mateo Rolla, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Mateo P Rolla, "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984"

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