John Kenneth O'Quinn

1931–2003 (Age 71)
Massee, Cook, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Kenneth

When John Kenneth O'Quinn was born on 3 June 1931, in Massee, Cook, Georgia, United States, his father, John Briggs O'Quinn, was 29 and his mother, Emma Ruth Cannon, was 23. He lived in Cook, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 1664, Cook, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 4 May 2003, in Lithonia, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 71.

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John Briggs O'Quinn
Emma Ruth Cannon
John Kenneth O'Quinn

Parents and Siblings

    John Briggs O'Quinn


    Emma Ruth Cannon




World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 11

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

Age 19

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn ‘descendant of Conn’ ( see O'Quinn ). This is the name of several families in Ulster and counties Clare, Longford, and Mayo.

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

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  • Kenneth O'Quinn in household of Briggs O'Quinn, "United States Census, 1940"

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