Jack Stern

6 August 1917–22 July 1985 (Age 67)
New York, United States

The Life of Jack

When Jack Stern was born on 6 August 1917, in New York, United States, his father, Herman Stern, was 33 and his mother, Minnie, was 33. He married Viola Nora Mitchell on 10 February 1958, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 22 July 1985, at the age of 67, and was buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Jack Stern
Viola Nora Mitchell
Marriage: 10 February 1958

Spouse and Children

10 February 1958
Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings







    Benjamin Stern


    Milton Stern



    Helen Stern


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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Stern, severe, hard, austere

Sources (3)

  • Jack Stern in household of Hyman Stern, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack Stern in household of Hyman Stern, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jack Stern in household of Herman Stern, "United States Census, 1920"

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