George Frederick Tonini

22 February 1911–13 March 1997 (Age 86)
Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, United States

The Life of George Frederick

When George Frederick Tonini was born on 22 February 1911, in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, his father, Benjamin Tonini, was 26 and his mother, Alva Kathleen Nelson, was 20. He married Marie Irene Fiori on 5 May 1932. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Meadow Lake Judicial Township, Nevada, California, United States in 1930. He died on 13 March 1997, in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

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George Frederick Tonini
Marie Irene Fiori
Marriage: 5 May 1932
Daryl Edward Tonini

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5 May 1932


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

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

Italian: from a pet form of Toni, a short form of the personal name Antonio ( see Anthony ).

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

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George Frederick Tonini

One of our favorite activities when we would visit San Luis Obispo would be to play golf with Grandpa. There were probably ten retirees in the group that would play regularly - on any given day you w …

Sources (3)

  • George F Tonini in household of Benjamin Tonini, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Tonini in household of Benjamin Tonini, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Tonini, "United States Census, 1940"

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