Francis Joseph Gehring

1914–1990 (Age 75)
California, United States

The Life of Francis Joseph

Francis Joseph Gehring was born on 13 July 1914, in California, United States. He lived in Judicial Township 2, Glenn, California, United States in 1940. He died on 6 January 1990, in Orland, Glenn, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Francis Joseph Gehring
1914–1990
Dorothy Elizabeth Lavey
1915–2008

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

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. 

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Gerhard or a similar name, formed with the first element gēr, gār ‘spear’ + the patronymic suffix -ing.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Francis J Gehring, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Francis J Or Bud Gehring, "California, Napa and Butte Counties, Obituaries, 1866-1992"

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