Esther Anita Stangeland

5 March 1918–9 March 2008 (Age 90)
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Esther Anita

When Esther Anita Stangeland was born on 5 March 1918, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, her father, Jens Stangeland, was 27 and her mother, Clara Landen, was 19. She lived in Queens, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 9 March 2008, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in El Toro Cemetery, Lake Forest, Orange, California, United States.

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Jens Stangeland
Clara Landen
Esther Anita Stangeland

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 1
The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 16
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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment
Age 24
Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of six farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named in Old Norse as Stangaland, from stǫng ‘pole’, ‘bar’ + land ‘land’, ‘farm’; the significance of this is not clear.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Esther Stangeland in household of Jens Stangeland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Esther Anita Nesland, "Find A Grave Index"

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