Grace Elaine Jones

9 May 1930–24 April 1995 (Age 65)
Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States

The Life of Grace Elaine

Grace Elaine Jones was born on 9 May 1930, in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States. She died on 24 April 1995, in Simi Valley, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Simi Valley, Ventura, California, United States.

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1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932

Age 2

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 4

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 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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