Nancy Pearl Spiers

Brief Life History of Nancy Pearl

When Nancy Pearl Spiers was born on 13 December 1933, in Alameda, California, United States, her father, Hal Alonzo Spiers, was 31 and her mother, Blanche Fay Severet, was 27. She married Robert Howard Burch on 3 April 1984, in Stateline, Douglas, Nevada, United States. She lived in Pueblo de las Juntas, Fresno, California, United States in 1950 and California, United States in 1984. She died on 5 February 1986, in Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 52.

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Robert Howard Burch
1941–
Nancy Pearl Spiers
1933–1986
Marriage: 3 April 1984

Sources (5)

  • Pearl Spires, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Nancy Pearl Spiers, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Nancy Burch, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

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

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.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Spier , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

German: variant of Spier 4.

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

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