Phillip S. William Abreu

1915–2004 (Age 89)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Phillip S. William

When Phillip S. William Abreu was born on 10 February 1915, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, Joaquin S. Abreu, was 30 and his mother, Annie S. Rose, was 27. He lived in Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States in 1930. He died on 30 April 2004, in Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

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. 

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from a place called Abreu in Minho province.

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

Sources (2)

  • Phillip Abreu in household of Joaquin S Abreu, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Phillip S. William Abreu - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Phillip S. William Abreu

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