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Old 05-01-2016, 06:04 PM   #29
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Even though we own a 2014 model, I'm very intrigued by this story.
I'm staying tuned in...


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Old 05-04-2016, 02:10 PM   #30
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When we did a shell off we took the inside walls off that's were we found Alonzo name on my 62. It's a cal modal.
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:25 PM   #31
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Old 08-29-2018, 12:33 AM   #32
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John Alonzo signed

Found this while replacing the bottom section of the door on my 1956 Bubble
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Old 08-29-2018, 04:47 AM   #33
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Found this while replacing the bottom section of the door on my 1956 Bubble
Great update to this 2008 thread! Any chance of a photo?


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Old 08-29-2018, 09:25 AM   #34
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John Alonzo signed door

Forgot to post a pic on my original comment.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:00 AM   #35
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Great, thanks!

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Old 08-29-2018, 03:22 PM   #36
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I read this earlier this morning. I was so intrigued I thought I would try to find this Johnny Alonzo!

Another of my hobbies is doing research for ancestors of friends and family. I've been doing this for more than 30 years. So, I did my thing and have some information to share.

I have no absolute proof this is the correct person , but he is the only person I could find that fit. He is the correct age and lived in the correct place at the correct time.

I first searched in Los Angeles County in the area of the Airstream Factory for Johnny/John/Juan Alonzo for the time during 1950's and 1960's. I found Johnny (also listed as John E) in public records. Telephone directories during that time showed he lived in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles County, CA. His address was a few miles north, within walking distance, of the Norwalk, Los Angeles Airstream Factory. He moved a few times but consistently lived in Los Angeles County after he arrived.

He was born about 1935.
He is listed in the 1940 US Census in Dallas, TX with his parents.
His name is in public school records in Dallas.
His photo/name is in his high school annual in Dallas. (copy righted photo)
There is a record of his death in Los Angeles County in 2001, but I did not find his burial location.

Another person I found was another Johnny Alonzo. He was in a school annual of a school only a few miles from the other Johnny Alonzo's address at Abraham Lincoln School in L A County. Maybe a son? Hopefully, one day he might login and find this discussion to say whether or not this assumption I have made is correct or not.

Now I'm even more curious.
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Old 08-29-2018, 03:28 PM   #37
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We visited Jackson Center last December and viewed our AS being built. I asked the gentleman installing the cabinets to sign the wall somewhere behind them, but he said he could not. Said management had chastised workers in the past for doing this, and currently it's prohibited. Pity.
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Great research Alan. I have also done a lot of census searches, and it is amazing how one can patch things together.

Well done!

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