Norman Edward Dames

Male27 April 1927–2 April 1999

Brief Life History of Norman Edward

When Norman Edward Dames was born on 27 April 1927, in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Clifford Matthew Dames, was 27 and his mother, Evelyn Amelia Barth, was 24. He lived in Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Whittier Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 2 April 1999, in Silverton, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 71.

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Clifford Matthew Dames
Evelyn Amelia Barth
Norman Edward Dames

Sources (2)

  • Norman Dames in household of Clifford Dames, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norman E Dames in household of Clifford M Dames, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 7

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. 

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Dahms , a cognate of 3 below.

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Adam .

English: variant of Dame , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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