Iona Cress

22 September 1915–17 January 2003 (Age 87)
Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States

The Life of Iona

Iona Cress was born on 22 September 1915 as the daughter of Harry Cress and Nellie Golden. She died on 17 January 2003, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Harry Cress
Nellie Golden
Iona Cress
1915–2003

Parents and Siblings

    Harry Cress

    MaleMale

    Nellie Golden

    FemaleFemale

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World Events (3)

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.
1917

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
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. 

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kress .

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

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