Harold Dean DeWitt

12 June 1927–7 June 1954 (Age 26)
Tulare, Tulare, California, United States

The Life of Harold Dean

When Harold Dean DeWitt was born on 12 June 1927, his father, Walter Henry Dewitt, was 38 and his mother, Ida Christina Carlson, was 35. He lived in Wayne, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1930 and O'Neal Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1940. He died on 7 June 1954, in Tulare, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Tulare, Tulare, California, United States.

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Walter Henry Dewitt
Ida Christina Carlson
Harold Daymon Dewitt
Helen M Dewitt
Margery Lou Dewitt
Harold Dean DeWitt

Parents and Siblings



    Harold Daymon Dewitt


    Helen M Dewitt


    Margery Lou Dewitt



World Events (8)


Age 2

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 7

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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 8

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

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

Sources (1)

  • Harold D. Dewitt, "Find A Grave Index"

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