William Andrew Musterman

Male23 May 1920–26 December 2007

Brief Life History of William Andrew

When William Andrew Musterman was born on 23 May 1920, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Andrew J Musterman, was 19 and his mother, Bertha Margaret Lee, was 17. He married Marjorie Elaine Utley on 29 May 1942, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. He lived in Tustin, Orange, California, United States in 1989 and San Clemente, Orange, California, United States in 1993. He died on 26 December 2007, in Mission Viejo, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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William Andrew Musterman
Elsie Alfreida Clayton
Marriage: 1969

Sources (12)

  • William Musterman in household of Andrew J Musterman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William A Mustuman in the Delaware, Marriage Records, 1750-1954
  • William Andrew Musterman, "Maryland, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 3

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 14

    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. 

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 24

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Austermann: Westphalian variant of Ostermann .

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

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