Elaine Miriam Medeiros Pasqual

9 November 1915–28 September 1986 (Age 70)
Hayward, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Elaine Miriam

When Elaine Miriam Medeiros Pasqual was born on 9 November 1915, in Hayward, Alameda, California, United States, her father, Andrew Francisco Medeiros, was 27 and her mother, Rose Marie Pasqual, was 22. She lived in Eden Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1920 and Brooklyn Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. She died on 28 September 1986, in California, United States, at the age of 70.

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

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. 

Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of various places named Medeiros, from Portuguese and Galician medeiro ‘place where shocks of maize are gathered’ (a derivative of meda ‘shock’, ‘stack’, Latin meta ‘(pyramidshaped) post’).

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

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  • Elaine Pasqual in household of Joseph Pasqual, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elaine Mederros in household of Andrew P Mederros, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elaine Miriam Pasqual, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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