George E Trowbridge

1915–1991 (Age 76)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of George E

When George E Trowbridge was born on 18 August 1915, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, Ralph Berkeley Trowbridge, was 17 and his mother, May Jennie Williamson, was 19. He died on 30 December 1991, in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Sutter, Sutter, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Berkeley Trowbridge
1897–1975
May Jennie Williamson
1895–1971
George E Trowbridge
1915–1991

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

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 20

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

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

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