George Calvin Reeves

Male8 May 1926–19 December 1992

Brief Life History of George Calvin

When George Calvin Reeves was born on 8 May 1926, in Henderson, Rusk, Republic of Texas, his father, George Reeves, was 35 and his mother, Roxie Ann Beesinger, was 23. He lived in Rusk, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 3, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 19 December 1992, in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States, at the age of 66.

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George Reeves
Roxie Ann Beesinger
Robert Lee Reeves
James Lawrence Reeves
Fannie Louise Reeves
George Calvin Reeves

Sources (16)

  • George Reeves in household of George Reeves, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Calvin Reeves, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
  • George Reeves, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 3

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

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

English: variant of Reeve , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: from Middle English reve + genitival -s, for the son, daughter, wife, or servant of a reeve or of someone surnamed Reeve .

English: from Middle English atte Reves, a topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and probably worked ‘at the reeve's (house)’.

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

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