Wilber Jesse Hadley

8 June 1915–12 December 1986 (Age 71)
Hayward, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Wilber Jesse

When Wilber Jesse Hadley was born on 8 June 1915, in Hayward, Alameda, California, United States, his father, Wilber Bill Leander Hadley, was 30 and his mother, Bessie Mable Sawyer, was 18. He died on 12 December 1986, in his hometown, at the age of 71.

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Wilber Jesse Hadley
1915–1986
Bonnie Scott
1919–1987

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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.
1917

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
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. 

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from either of two places named Hadley, in Worcestershire and Shropshire, or from either of two places named Hadleigh, in Essex and Suffolk. The first is named from the Old English personal name Hadda + lēah ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’; the other three are from Old English hǣð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + lēah.

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

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  • Wilber J Hadley in household of Wilber Hadley, "United States Census, 1930"

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