Alonzo "Lonnie" Carnes

8 September 1895–3 August 1987 (Age 91)
Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia, United States

The Life of Alonzo "Lonnie"

When Alonzo "Lonnie" Carnes was born on 8 September 1895, his father, Wellborn Wells Carnes, was 45 and his mother, Olivia Catherine Lawson, was 35. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Lillian Belle Sexton. He lived in District 1031, Cherokee, Georgia, United States for about 20 years and District 989, Dawson, Georgia, United States in 1930. He died on 3 August 1987, in Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo "Lonnie" Carnes
Lillian Belle Sexton
Clifton Carnes
Ruby E Carnes
Cleo Estelle Carnes
George Clifford Carnes

Spouse and Children




    Ruby E Carnes



    George Clifford Carnes


Parents and Siblings

    Wellborn Wells Carnes


    Olivia Catherine Lawson




    Henry Wesson Carnes




    Rebecca Caroline Carnes



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 11

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Kearns .2 Scottish: variant of Cairns .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lon Carnes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lonnie Carns in household of Wilburn W Carns, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lonnie Carnes in household of Willburn W Carnes, "United States Census, 1910"

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