Ruben Roy Wagenman

Male24 December 1924–15 October 1986

Brief Life History of Ruben Roy

Ruben Roy Wagenman was born on 24 December 1924, in Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States. He died on 15 October 1986, at the age of 61.

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    World Events (3)

    1927

    Age 3

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

    1929

    Age 5

    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 10

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: German Gottlieb, Kurt.

    Americanized form of German Wagenmann: occupational name from Middle High German wagenman ‘hauler, wagoner’.

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

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