Joan Marion Goodman

Brief Life History of Joan Marion

When Joan Marion Goodman was born on 4 November 1930, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, her father, Marcus Goodman, was 24 and her mother, Faye Phyliss Saperstone, was 26. She married Robert Arnold Berk on 8 June 1952, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States. She died on 24 January 2000, in Rancho Mirage, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Robert Arnold Berk
1929–2017
Joan Marion Goodman
1930–2000
Marriage: 8 June 1952

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  • Joan Goodman Berk, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

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. 

1949 · NATO is Established

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Gōdmann, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + man ‘man’.

English: status name from Middle English gode ‘good’ + man ‘man’, in part from use as a term for the master of a household. In Scotland the term denoted a landowner who held his land not directly from the crown but from a feudal vassal of the king.

English: from the Middle English personal name Gudmund, Godmund (from the Old English personal name Gūthmund, composed of the elements gūth ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’, or the Old Norse cognate Guthmundr).

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

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