Maxine Elizabeth Sorrells

12 April 1911–3 March 1996 (Age 84)
United States

The Life of Maxine Elizabeth

When Maxine Elizabeth Sorrells was born on 12 April 1911, in United States, her father, Romulus E. Sorrells, was 41 and her mother, Etta Elizabeth Cleveland, was 35. She died on 3 March 1996, in Rohnert Park, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Romulus E. Sorrells
Etta Elizabeth Cleveland
Curtis Edwin Sorrells
Trella Victoria Sorrells Smith
Roy Sorrells
Jame R Sorrells
Lacy May Sorrells
Alberta Sorrells
Maxine Elizabeth Sorrells

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

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

English: patronymic from Sorrell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maxixie E Sorrells in household of Romulus E Sorrells, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maxixie E Sorrells in household of Romulus E Sorrells, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Maxine Sorrells - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Maxine Sorrells

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