Douglas Bushnell Jones

9 May 1931–18 August 2007 (Age 76)
Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States

The Life of Douglas Bushnell

When Douglas Bushnell Jones was born on 9 May 1931, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, his father, Earl Ray Jones, was 35 and his mother, Zelda Irene Pitkin, was 31. He lived in Sonoma, California, United States in 1935 and Santa Rosa Judicial Township, Sonoma, California, United States in 1940. He died on 18 August 2007, at the age of 76, and was buried in Forestview Cemetery, Forestville, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Earl Ray Jones
Zelda Irene Pitkin
Janice Alpha Jones
Johanna Sharon Jones
Douglas Bushnell Jones

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 3

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. 
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 20

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Douglas B Jones in household of Earl K Jones, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Duglas B Jones, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Duglas B Jones, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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