Wanda Elynor Pollard

4 December 1923–26 October 2010 (Age 86)
Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Wanda Elynor

When Wanda Elynor Pollard was born on 4 December 1923, in Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Erie Olva Pollard, was 29 and her mother, Ivy Mae Lowe, was 25. She married Garland James Porter on 3 June 1948, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Compton Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 26 October 2010, in Thousand Oaks, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Garland James Porter
Wanda Elynor Pollard
Marriage: 3 June 1948

Spouse and Children

3 June 1948
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Aubrey Linelen Pollard


    Dwight Dempsey Pallard


    Winan Mulder Pollard



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

English:1. nickname for a person with a large or unusually shaped head, from Middle English poll ‘head’ (Middle Low German polle ‘(top of the) head’) + the pejorative suffix -ard. The term pollard in the sense denoting an animal that has had its horns lopped is not recorded before the 16th century, and as applied to a tree the word is not recorded until the 17th century; so both these senses are almost certainly too late to have contributed to the surname. 2. pejorative derivative of the personal name Paul . The surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wanda E Pollard in household of Erie O Pollard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wanda E Pallard in household of Erie O Pallard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wanda Elynor Pollard, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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