Minerva Hinojosa

7 January 1932–26 December 2009 (Age 78)
La Rosita, Starr, Texas, United States

The Life of Minerva

Minerva Hinojosa was born on 7 January 1932, in La Rosita, Starr, Texas, United States. She died on 26 December 2009, in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Seaside, Monterey, California, United States.

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World Events (3)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 2

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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 3

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Hinojosa, from a derivative of hinojo ‘fennel’. See also Fennell .

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Minerva Hinojosa - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Minerva Hinojosa

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