Richard Wayne Tody

29 December 1928–11 May 2010 (Age 81)
Kern, California, United States

The Life of Richard Wayne

When Richard Wayne Tody was born on 29 December 1928, in Kern, California, United States, his father, Adolph George Tody, was 31 and his mother, Lillian Frances BRUNK, was 29. He lived in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States in 1930 and Judicial Township 6, Kern, California, United States in 1940. He died on 11 May 2010, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Adolph George Tody
Lillian Frances BRUNK
Phyllis TODY
Adolph George Tody Jr
Richard Wayne Tody

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

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. 

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly German.

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Tody in household of Lillian Tody, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard W Tody in household of Adolph G Tody, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Wayne Tody, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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