Antonia Medina

1 November 1918–18 September 2007 (Age 88)
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life of Antonia

Antonia Medina was born on 1 November 1918, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. She had at least 1 son with Alfredo Noriega. She died on 18 September 2007, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Alfredo Noriega
1915–2002
Antonia Medina
1918–2007
Alfredo Jr. Noriega
–1941

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Alfredo Jr. Noriega

    Male–1941Male

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

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. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

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

Spanish: habitational name from any of the several places, as for example Medina-Sidonia in Cádiz province and Medina del Campo in Valladolid, so called from Arabic medīna ‘city’. The surname is also borne by Sephardic Jews.

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

Sources (2)

  • Antonia Madina in entry for Alfredo Jr. Noriega, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
  • Antonia Medina in entry for Mr Alfred Valenzuela Noriega, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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