Marilyn June Gulley

14 August 1922–5 January 2004 (Age 81)
Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States

The Life of Marilyn June

When Marilyn June Gulley was born on 14 August 1922, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, her father, Dayne Smith Gulley, was 42 and her mother, Gertrude Evelyn Hoarton, was 34. She lived in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States in 1930. She died on 5 January 2004, in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Dayne Smith Gulley
1880–1948
Gertrude Evelyn Hoarton
1887–1980
Dorothy Evelyn Gulley
1911–2013
Jessie Elois Gulley
1912–1983
Marilyn June Gulley
1922–2004

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Dorothy Evelyn Gulley

    Female1911–2013Female

    Jessie Elois Gulley

    Female1912–1983Female

    Female1922–2004Female

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

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

Age 12

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 22

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

1 English: descriptive nickname for a giant or a large man, from Middle English golias ‘giant’, from the Hebrew personal name Golyat Goliath. In the Bible Goliath was the champion of the Philistines, who stood ‘six cubits and a span’; he was defeated in single combat by the shepherd boy David (I Samuel 17), who killed him with a stone from his sling. There is unlikely to be any connection with the English vocabulary word gully (from Old French goulet ‘neck of a bottle’), which is not attested in this sense before the 17th century.2 Perhaps an altered spelling of French Goulley, a variant of Goulet .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marilyn J Gulley in household of Dayne S Gulley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maryln J Gully, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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