William Martin David

12 May 1917–8 January 1995 (Age 77)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of William Martin

When William Martin David was born on 12 May 1917, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, Martin David, was 32 and his mother, Julia Guttman, was 30. He died on 8 January 1995, in Hercules, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Martin David
1885–1941
Julia Guttman
1887–1974
Louis David
1908–1953
Sarah David
1910–1911
Edward Martin David
1913–1973
William Martin David
1917–1995
Charlotte David
1920–2002

Parents and Siblings

    Martin David

    Male1885–1941Male

    Female1887–1974Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

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. 
1941

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, English, French, Portuguese, German, Czech, Slovak (Dávid), and Slovenian: from the Hebrew personal name David ‘beloved’, which has been perennially popular among Jews, in honor of the Biblical king of this name, the greatest of the early kings of Israel. His prominence, and the vivid narrative of his life contained in the First Book of Samuel, led to adoption of the name in various parts of Europe, notably Britain, among Christians in the Middle Ages. The popularity of this as a personal name was increased in Britain, firstly by virtue of its being the name of the patron saint of Wales (about whom very little is known: he was probably a 6th-century monk and bishop) and secondly because it was borne by two kings of Scotland (David I, reigning 1124–53 , and David II, 1329–71 ). Its popularity in Russia is largely due to the fact that this was the ecclesiastical name adopted by St. Gleb (died 1015 ), one of two sons of Prince Vladimir of Kiev who were martyred for their Christian zeal.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William David in household of M David, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William David in household of Martin David, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Danid in household of Martin Danid, "United States Census, 1940"

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