Bonita Valois Casselberry

Female26 August 1917–19 March 2011

Brief Life History of Bonita Valois

When Bonita Valois Casselberry was born on 26 August 1917, in Seymour, Baylor, Texas, United States, her father, Clarence Martin Casselberry, was 23 and her mother, Ruby Lois Mercer, was 22. She married Charlie George Peek on 7 June 1936. She lived in Baylor, Texas, United States in 1935 and Amarillo, Randall, Texas, United States for about 61 years. She died on 19 March 2011, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States.

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Charlie George Peek
Bonita Valois Casselberry
Marriage: 7 June 1936

Sources (22)

  • Bonita V Peek, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bonita Valoise Peek, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Bonita Valoise Peek, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1936
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

    Age 12

    Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 25

    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

    Americanized form of a German Kesselberg (see Castleberry ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Bonita Valoise Casselberry Peek Bonita Valoise Peek, 93, of Amarillo died Saturday, March 19, 2011. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Temple Baptist Church with …

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