Charles Wilbur Apley

22 July 1918–3 June 1989 (Age 70)
Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Charles Wilbur

When Charles Wilbur Apley was born on 22 July 1918, in Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota, United States, his father, Charles Wilbur Apley, was 29 and his mother, Euna May Blackman, was 25. He married Eileen Mary Frances Curle on 1 September 1974, in Alameda, Alameda, California, United States. He lived in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States in 1935 and Wenatchee Election Precinct K, Chelan, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 3 June 1989, in Butte, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Charles Wilbur Apley
Eileen Mary Frances Curle
Marriage: 1 September 1974

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1 September 1974
Alameda, Alameda, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places in Lincolnshire and Shropshire (Apley) or the Isle of Wight and Somerset (Appley), named with Old English æppel ‘apple’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilbur C Apley in household of Charles W Apley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Apley in household of Charles Apley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chas Wilbur Apley, "South Dakota, State Census, 1925"

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