John Richard Dominguez

12 October 1924–21 February 1996 (Age 71)
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life of John Richard

When John Richard Dominguez was born on 12 October 1924, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, his father, Miguel Mazon Dominguez Sr., was 32 and his mother, Esther Peralta Grijalva, was 17. He married Gail Ann Smith on 24 September 1955. He died on 21 February 1996, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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John Richard Dominguez
Gail Ann Smith
Marriage: 24 September 1955

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24 September 1955

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Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 3

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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

Spanish (Domínguez): patronymic from the personal name Domingo .

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

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Debutante Ball

In the spring of 1973 when I was 16 years old, the Young Women's Mutual Program of the Church had an annual Debutante ball. You can look up debutante ball, it is an old tradition celebrating when a yo …

Sources (3)

  • John Richard Dominguez, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Dominguez in household of Mike M Dominguez, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Dominguez in household of Mike M Dominguez, "United States Census, 1940"

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