Thelma Jean Bovee

21 February 1921–7 October 1996 (Age 75)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thelma Jean

When Thelma Jean Bovee was born on 21 February 1921, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Luther Martin Bovee, was 37 and her mother, Elsie Mae Grimsley, was 32. She lived in Duquesne, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 7 October 1996, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 13

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 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 16

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 32

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

Name Meaning

1 French (Bovée): habitational name from a place named Bovée-sur-Barboure in Meuse.2 Possibly an altered spelling of the French habitational name Beauvais .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jean Bovee in household of Luther M Bovee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jean T Bovee in household of Luther M Bovee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Jean Horton, "Find A Grave Index"

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