Louis William Thies

22 February 1923–18 October 1999 (Age 76)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Louis William

When Louis William Thies was born on 22 February 1923, in Ohio, United States, his father, Lewis William Thies, was 37 and his mother, Eleanora Mary Loges, was 38. He lived in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 18 October 1999, in La Jolla, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Louis William Thies
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    Louise Marie Thies


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

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. 
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 30

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louis Thies in household of Louis Thies, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louis W Jr Thies, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Louis W Thies, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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