Earl Gustave Thollander

1922–2001 (Age 79)
Kingsburg, Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Earl Gustave

When Earl Gustave Thollander was born on 13 April 1922, in Kingsburg, Fresno, California, United States, his father, Gustave Alfred Thollander, was 25 and his mother, Helen Marie Peterson, was 24. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1930. He died on 8 August 2001, in Calistoga, Napa, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Kellogg, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Earl Gustave Thollander
Janet Marie Behr

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  • Gustave Alfred Thollander


  • Female1897–1973Female



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

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. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German, English, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Dutch, and Swedish: regional name for someone from Holland ( see Holland 2).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Earl G Hollander in household of Gustave A Hollander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl Thollander in household of Gus A Thollander, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mr Earl Thollander, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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