Wanda Lausten

1923–2015 (Age 91)
California, United States

The Life of Wanda

When Wanda Lausten was born on 10 November 1923, in California, United States, her father, Charles Mathias Lausten, was 34 and her mother, Olga Charlotte Sorensen, was 30. She married Kenneth Edward Wilkins on 28 June 1944, in Kingsville, Kleberg, Texas, United States. She lived in Williams, Colusa, California, United States in 1930 and Williams Judicial Township, Colusa, California, United States in 1940. She died on 27 April 2015, at the age of 91, and was buried in Napa, Napa, California, United States.

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Wanda Lausten
Kenneth Edward Wilkins
Marriage: 28 June 1944

Spouse & Children

  • Female1923–2015Female

  • Kenneth Edward Wilkins


28 June 1944
Kingsville, Kleberg, Texas, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Georgianne Lausten


  • Male1920–2000Male

  • Female1921–2000Female

  • Warren Hart Lausten


  • Female1923–2015Female

World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

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 24

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: nickname for an eavesdropper or nosy person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German lūstern ‘to eavesdrop’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wanda Lausten in household of Charles M Lausten, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wanda Lausten in household of Charles M Lausten, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wanda Wilkens, "Find A Grave Index"

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