Gerard Farcone

Male16 April 1932–19 March 1975

Brief Life History of Gerard

Gerard Farcone was born on 16 April 1932, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States as the son of Francisco Farcone and Maria Julia Scali. He died on 19 March 1975, in Cerritos, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 42.

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Francisco Farcone
–1974
Maria Julia Scali
–1972
Gerard Farcone
1932–1975

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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.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 12

    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

    Italian: habitational name from a place called Sarconi, in Potenza province (see Zarcone ).

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

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