Alfonso R. Alcalde

Brief Life History of Alfonso R.

When Alfonso R. Alcalde was born on 4 August 1916, in California, United States, his father, Alfonso Alcalda, was 37 and his mother, Josephine Alcalda, was 19. He married Wilma Hall on 5 June 1938, in San Francisco, California, United States. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 October 2000, in California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Alfonso R. Alcalde
Wilma Hall
Marriage: 5 June 1938

Sources (5)

  • Alfonso Alcalde in household of Alfonso Alcalde, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alfonso R Alcalde, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Alfonso R Alcalde, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

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. 


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jorge, Luis, Raul, Carlos, Emilio, Juana, Mario, Alberto, Ana, Arturo, Bernardino, Celso.

Spanish: from alcalde ‘mayor’, from Arabic al-qāḍī ‘the judge’, a title dating from the days of Moorish rule in Spain.

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

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