Lilburn "Sonny" Jeffries Chivers

Male22 June 1925–7 November 1997

Brief Life History of Lilburn "Sonny" Jeffries

When Lilburn "Sonny" Jeffries Chivers was born on 22 June 1925, in Pettus, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Floyd Chivers, was 39 and his mother, Lennie Lorene Jeffries, was 35. He lived in Richwoods Township, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years and Lonoke, Arkansas, United States in 1974. He died on 7 November 1997, in Lonoke, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lonoke, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States.

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Sources (10)

  • Jeff Lilburn Chivers, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lilburn Chivers, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Liburon Chivers in entry for Sherin D Chivers, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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


Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

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 (of Norman origin): variant of Cheever .

History: This Norman name has been in southeast Leinster, Ireland, since the 12th century. Thomas Chivers (c. 1627–64) bought land in Surry County, VA, in 1659.

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

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