Vivian Carolyn Ericksen

14 March 1921–29 June 2003 (Age 82)
Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States

The Life of Vivian Carolyn

When Vivian Carolyn Ericksen was born on 14 March 1921, in Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States, her father, William Emerson Ericksen, was 24 and her mother, Rose Odell Cox, was 20. She died on 29 June 2003, in her hometown, at the age of 82, and was buried in Ukiah Cemetery, Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States.

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Alfred Woodrow Foster
1919–1997
Vivian Carolyn Ericksen
1921–2003

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

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

Age 13

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 23

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

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from Erick, from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr ( see Erickson ).

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

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  • 1930 United States Federal Census about Vivian Eriksen

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