Joe Wesley Trowbridge

1916–1992 (Age 76)
Texas, United States

The Life of Joe Wesley

Joe Wesley Trowbridge was born on 13 May 1916, in Texas, United States as the son of David Warren Trowbridge and Exie Texas Barlow. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 9 June 1992, in Dutch Flat, Placer, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Dutch Flat, Placer, California, United States.

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Joe Wesley Trowbridge
1916–1992
Helen
1914–1980

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

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

Age 18

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joe Wesley Trowbridge in entry for Larry Joe Trowbridge, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Joe Wesley Trowbridge in entry for Terry Jan Trowbridge, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Joe Wesley Trowbridge in entry for Jerry Lee Trowbridge, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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