Donald Murray Jacobsen

23 November 1921–20 August 1989 (Age 67)
Westport, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States

The Life of Donald Murray

When Donald Murray Jacobsen was born on 23 November 1921, in Westport, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, his father, George Henry Jacobsen, was 30 and his mother, Jean Souter, was 30. He lived in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1940. He died on 20 August 1989, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 67.

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Donald Murray Jacobsen
1921–1989
Margaret May Harding
1926–

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

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

Age 13

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. 
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 19

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

Dutch, Danish, North German, and Norwegian: patronymic from Jacob .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald M Jacobsen in household of George H Jacobsen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald Jacobsen, "Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953"
  • Don M Jacobsen, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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