Alfonso Dolores Silva

26 August 1927–12 May 1989 (Age 61)
Delta, Shasta, California, United States

The Life of Alfonso Dolores

When Alfonso Dolores Silva was born on 26 August 1927, in Delta, Shasta, California, United States, his father, Dolores Peruquia Silva, was 33 and his mother, Amada Martinez, was 20. He lived in Shasta, California, United States in 1935 and Williams Judicial Township, Colusa, California, United States in 1940. He died on 12 May 1989, at the age of 61.

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Alfonso Dolores Silva
1927–1989
Louisa Love Girod
1933–2012

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World Events (8)

1929

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. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Portuguese, Galician, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the many places called Silva, or a topographic name from silva ‘thicket’, ‘bramble’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfonso Silva in household of Dolore Silva, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alfonso Silva in household of Dolores Silva, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alfonso Dolores Silva - birth: 26 August 1927; Delta, Shasta, California, United States

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