Earl Philip Stapleton

Brief Life History of Earl Philip

When Earl Philip Stapleton was born on 20 March 1920, in Falls City, Richardson, Nebraska, United States, his father, Corwin Ralph Stapleton, was 23 and his mother, Perle B Kerr, was 25. He lived in Judicial Township 2, Imperial, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 22 March 2000, in Imperial, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Corwin Ralph Stapleton
Perle B Kerr
Earl Philip Stapleton
Bobby Lee Stapleton
Barbara Jean Stapleton
Norma Dean Stapleton

Sources (4)

  • Phillip Stapleton in household of Corwin Stapleton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl P Stapleton, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Earl P Stapleton, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

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. 


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: habitational name from any of various places called Stapleton (in Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Cumberland), all named in Old English with stapol ‘post, pillar’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The name is common in Ireland, where it has been established since medieval times in the counties of Tipperary and Kilkenny.

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

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