Louisa Bonillas

8 December 1893–27 July 1953 (Age 59)
California, United States

The Life of Louisa

Louisa Bonillas was born on 8 December 1893, in California, United States as the daughter of Fred Bonillas and Rosalia P. Maze. She died on 27 July 1953, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Fred Bonillas
Rosalia P. Maze
1872–1942
Louisa Bonillas
1893–1953
Claudina Bessie Bonillas
1894–1984
Caroline Rose Bonillas
1896–1970

Parents and Siblings

    Fred Bonillas

    MaleMale

    Rosalia P. Maze

    Female1872–1942Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Bonilla in Cuenca province or Bonilla de la Sierra in Ávila province.

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

Sources (1)

  • Louise Bonillas, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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