Vera Pearl Gingerich Watt

1922–2013 (Age 91)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Vera Pearl

When Vera Pearl Gingerich Watt was born on 30 April 1922, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, William Gingerich, was 42 and her mother, Clara Pearl Bishop Gingerich Gingerick, was 35. She married Francis Watt on 28 June 1942, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Santa Monica Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 18 May 2013, in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Vera Pearl Gingerich Watt
Francis Watt
Marriage: 28 June 1942

Spouse & Children

28 June 1942
Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

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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. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 25

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Güngerich ( see Gingrich ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Vera Gingerich in household of William H Gingerich, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vera Gingerick in household of William H Gingerick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vera Gingerich, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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