Laura Alvina Metzler

23 December 1916–8 June 1995 (Age 78)
Fresno, Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Laura Alvina

When Laura Alvina Metzler was born on 23 December 1916, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, her father, Edward Metzler, was 27 and her mother, Marie Elizabeth Kruse, was 25. She had at least 1 son with Harold Andrew Ulsh. She lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1920 and Judicial Township 3, Fresno, California, United States in 1940. She died on 8 June 1995, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Harold Andrew Ulsh
Laura Alvina Metzler
Neil Harold Ulsh

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    Neil Harold Ulsh


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

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 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German (Middle Rhineland): occupational name for a butcher, Middle High German metzeler, from Latin macellarius ‘dealer in meat’, from macellum ‘stall (at a market)’, ‘meat market’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura A Metgler in household of Edward Metgler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura Metsler in household of Edward Metsler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Ulsh in household of Harold Ulsh, "United States Census, 1940"

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