Godfrey "Pat" Winfield Exel

1916–1996 (Age 80)
Saskatchewan, Canada

The Life of Godfrey "Pat" Winfield

When Godfrey "Pat" Winfield Exel was born on 17 March 1916, in Saskatchewan, Canada, his father, Frederick Godfrey Exel, was 27 and his mother, Eva Mae Rutan, was 21. He died on 7 July 1996, in Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Godfrey Exel
1888–1962
Eva Mae Rutan
1894–1968
helen marlee exel-dunham
1912–1937
Godfrey "Pat" Winfield Exel
1916–1996

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scandinavian, Dutch, and North German: from the personal name Apsel, Danish and North German vernacular form of the Biblical name Absolom. As a Scandinavian surname it is a shortened form of the patronymic forms Axelsson or Axelsen.2 Belgian and Dutch: habitational name for someone from either of two places, Aksel in East Flanders or Axel in Zeeland.

Possible Related Names

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

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