Freddie Laverne Armstrong

20 May 1932–19 May 2009 (Age 77)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Freddie Laverne

When Freddie Laverne Armstrong was born on 20 May 1932, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Fredrick Charles Armstrong, was 23 and his mother, Opal Armstrong, was 18. He died on 19 May 2009, in Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Fredrick Charles Armstrong
1909–1961
Opal Armstrong
1914–
Freddie Laverne Armstrong
1932–2009

Parents and Siblings

    Fredrick Charles Armstrong

    Male1909–1961Male

    Opal Armstrong

    Female1914–Female

siblings

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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.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 21

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Name Meaning

1 English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Freddie Armstrong in household of Fred Armstrong, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Freddie Laverne Armstrong, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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