Dorothy Rose Castro

17 July 1917–24 July 2010 (Age 93)
San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, United States

The Life of Dorothy Rose

When Dorothy Rose Castro was born on 17 July 1917, in San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, United States, her father, Percy Louis Castro Senior, was 27 and her mother, Rosannah "Rose" Viola Cunningham, was 27. She had at least 1 son with Joseph Michael Murray Sr. She lived in Judicial Township 10, Contra Costa, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 July 2010, in Livermore, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Livermore, Alameda, California, United States.

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Joseph Michael Murray Sr
1915–2004
Dorothy Rose Castro
1917–2010
Joseph Michael Murray

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    Joseph Michael Murray

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Galician, Portuguese, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name from castro ‘castle’, ‘fortress’ (Latin castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’): in Galicia and also in northern Portugal a habitational name from any of various places named with this word; in Italy either a topographic name or a habitational name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Rose Castro in household of Percy L Castro, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy R Castro in household of Percy L Castro, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Castro in household of Percy L Castro, "United States Census, 1920"

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