Alonzo Orson Jones

12 December 1871–23 August 1944 (Age 72)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life of Alonzo Orson

When Alonzo Orson Jones was born on 12 December 1871, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, his father, Alonzo Edson Jones, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Catlin, was 20. He lived in San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900 and Highland Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 23 August 1944, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Edson Jones
1846–1930
Elizabeth Catlin
1851–1924
Alonzo Orson Jones
1871–1944
Minnie Victoria Jones
1875–1974
Minnie Louise Jones
1876–1936
John Walter Jones
1879–1957

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 1

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 20

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alonzo A Jones in household of Alonzo E Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alonzo O Jones in household of Alonzo E Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elonzo O Jones in household of Alonzo E Jones Jr., "United States Census, 1900"

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