Thelma June Pierson

18 June 1915–30 May 2010 (Age 94)
Pacific, El Dorado, California, United States

The Life of Thelma June

When Thelma June Pierson was born on 18 June 1915, in Pacific, El Dorado, California, United States, her father, James Knight Pierson, was 26 and her mother, Laura Irene Butler, was 23. She married Elmer George Van Vleck on 25 April 1939, in El Dorado, California, United States. She lived in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States for about 10 years and Placerville Judicial Township, El Dorado, California, United States in 1940. She died on 30 May 2010, at the age of 94, and was buried in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer George Van Vleck
1914–1956
Thelma June Pierson
1915–2010
Marriage: 25 April 1939

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 April 1939
El Dorado, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

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. 
1941

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (London): patronymic from the personal name Piers ( see Pierce ).2 North German: patronymic from the personal name Pier, a variant of Peer, reduced form of Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thelma Van Vleck in household of Elmer Van Vleck, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Pierson in household of James Pierson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma J Pierson in household of James K Pierson, "United States Census, 1930"

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