Armelita Martinez

30 August 1916–23 March 2015 (Age 98)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Armelita

When Armelita Martinez was born on 30 August 1916, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, her father, Antonio Francisco "Tony" Martinez Ortiz, was 29 and her mother, Esperanza Virgil, was 21. She married Joseph Carbajal about 1937, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Winters, Yolo, California, United States in 1935 and Winters Judicial Township, Yolo, California, United States in 1940. She died on 23 March 2015, in Arbuckle, Colusa, California, United States, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Carbajal
Armelita Martinez
Marriage: about 1937
Mary Carbajal
Lillian Carbajal

Spouse and Children

about 1937
California, United States


    Mary Carbajal


    Lillian Carbajal


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 18

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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 26

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Martínez): patronymic from the personal name Martin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Amelia Martinez in household of Antone Martinez, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Armelita Carbajal in household of Joe Carbajal, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Armeleta Martinez in household of Tony Martinez, "United States Census, 1930"

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