Bonnie Mae Jones

11 July 1926–5 February 1975 (Age 48)
Hansen, Orange, California, United States

The Life of Bonnie Mae

When Bonnie Mae Jones was born on 11 July 1926, in Hansen, Orange, California, United States, her father, David Augustus Jones, was 30 and her mother, Mary Gertrude Freeman, was 27. She lived in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States in 1930. She died on 5 February 1975, in Duarte, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Augustus Jones
Mary Gertrude Freeman
David Augustus Jones Jr
Mary Jane Jones Finley Birdseye
Frank Benjamin Jones
Bonnie Mae Jones

Parents and Siblings




    Mary Jane Jones Finley Birdseye


    Frank Benjamin Jones



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 8

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 15

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Bonnie M Jones in household of David A Jones, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bonnie Mae Jones, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Bonnie M Gary, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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