James Vernon Gwin

Male26 August 1927–1 July 2005

Brief Life History of James Vernon

When James Vernon Gwin was born on 26 August 1927, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Abner Ashberry Gwin, was 27 and his mother, Cora D Smith, was 21. He died on 1 July 2005, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States.

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James Vernon Gwin
Eva Alice Jackson

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  • Legacy NFS Source: James Vernon Gwin - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: James Vernon Gwin
  • James V Gwin, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • James Vernon Gwin, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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Age 2

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.

1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 5

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 21

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from gwyn ‘fair, white’, also sometimes ‘white-headed; favorite’. This word was widely used as a personal name in the Middle Ages. It may also be a nickname for a person with fair hair or a noticeably pale complexion. See also Winn .

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

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