Claire Bradford Williams

13 December 1933–6 November 2015 (Age 81)
Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Claire Bradford

When Claire Bradford Williams was born on 13 December 1933, in Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas David Williams, was 19 and his mother, Annie Geniel Bradford, was 19. He lived in Election Precinct 4, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 6 November 2015, in Bell, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Thomas David Williams
Annie Geniel Bradford
Claire Bradford Williams
Mary Ann Williams
Arlie Thomas Williams

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 1

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 2

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.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Claire B Williams in household of Thomas D Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clair Bradford Williams in entry for Annie Geniel Bradford Vega, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Claire Bradford Williams, "Find A Grave Index"

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