Roy Myron Viele

22 November 1925–19 February 2009 (Age 83)
Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States

The Life of Roy Myron

Roy Myron Viele was born on 22 November 1925, in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States. He died on 19 February 2009, in California, United States, at the age of 83.

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Roy Myron Viele
1925–2009
Janet Anne Erlbeck
1935–2021

Spouse and Children

    Male1925–2009Male

    Janet Anne Erlbeck

    Female1935–2021Female

World Events (3)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

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. 

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname from Old French vieil, viel ‘old’.2 variant of German Viel .3 Southern Italian (Apulia): unexplained.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Roy Myron Viele - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth-name: Roy Myron Viele

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