Walter Arthur Baley

27 February 1930–7 June 1985 (Age 55)
Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States

The Life of Walter Arthur

When Walter Arthur Baley was born on 27 February 1930, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, his father, Walter William Baley, was 36 and his mother, Mamie Witt, was 34. He lived in Modesto Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. He died on 7 June 1985, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 55.

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Walter William Baley
Mamie Witt
Walter Arthur Baley

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    Walter William Baley





World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 4

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. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 15

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Bailey .

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

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  • Walter Baley in household of Walter Baley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter A Baley in household of Walter W Baley, "United States Census, 1930"

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