Marcelino Gonzalez

2 November 1925–3 August 1996 (Age 70)
Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Marcelino

When Marcelino Gonzalez was born on 2 November 1925, in Fresno, California, United States, his father, Pedro Gonzales, was 27 and his mother, Julia Valles, was 24. He lived in Brawley, Imperial, California, United States in 1930. He died on 3 August 1996, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 70.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Pedro Gonzales
1898–
Julia Valles
1901–
Angel Gonzales
1921–1968
Simona Gonzales
1924–2007
Marcelino Gonzalez
1925–1996

Parents and Siblings

    Pedro Gonzales

    Male1898–Male

    Julia Valles

    Female1901–Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

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. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Spanish (González): patronymic from the personal name Gonzalo , a personal name of Visigothic origin, based on the Germanic element gunþ ‘battle’. Compare Portuguese Gonçalves ( see Goncalves ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Marselino Gonsalez in household of Pedro Gonsalez, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marceleno in entry for Simona G Ponce Resident, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Marcelino Valle, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.