Mary Belle Godfrey

22 December 1932–13 October 1982 (Age 49)
California, United States

The Life of Mary Belle

When Mary Belle Godfrey was born on 22 December 1932, in California, United States, her father, Raymond Melvin Godfrey, was 29 and her mother, Anna Davis, was 27. She lived in Judicial Township 8, Fresno, California, United States in 1940. She died on 13 October 1982, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 49.

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Peter Alex Desatoff
1932–2010
Mary Belle Godfrey
1932–1982

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 2

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

Age 3

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.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 15

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

1 English: from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .2 Americanized form of Irish Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, patronymics from the Irish equivalent of Godfrey (see 1 above), borrowed from the Vikings.3 Americanized form of the French surname Godefroi, of the same origin as 1.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Bell Godfrey in household of Raymond Godfrey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Belle Desatoff, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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