Paul Hankerson

Brief Life History of Paul

When Paul Hankerson was born on 9 May 1924, in Statesboro, Bulloch, Georgia, United States, his father, Jessie Hankerson, was 28 and his mother, Ida Scott, was 20. He had at least 1 son with Pauline Newkirk. He lived in Florida City, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States in 1950. He died on 18 April 2000, in Homestead, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Homestead, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States.

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Paul Hankerson
Pauline Newkirk
John Will Hankerson

Sources (3)

  • Paul Hankersen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Paul Hankerson in entry for John Willie Hankerson, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Paul Hankerson in household of Jessie Hankerson, "United States Census, 1940"

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1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

1944 · The G.I Bill

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 (Warwickshire): probably a variant of Hankinson .

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

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