Joseph Bailey Rohr

7 June 1921–25 April 2002 (Age 80)
Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Bailey

When Joseph Bailey Rohr was born on 7 June 1921, in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, his father, Harley D Rohr, was 34 and his mother, Nelle Marella Bailey, was 27. He married Lucile Frances Wilson in 1942, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Hackers Creek District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 25 April 2002, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rock Cave Cemetery, Rock Cave, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

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Joseph Bailey Rohr
Lucile Frances Wilson
Marriage: 1942

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  • Marriage
    1942Upshur, West Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 2
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington
    Age 20
    The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 23
    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

    1 German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area thickly grown with reeds, from Middle High German rōr (a collective singular) or near a well or channel rōr, or a habitational name from one of the several places named with this word.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental from German Rohr ‘reed’ (see 1 above).

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Joshep B Rohr in household of Harley D Rohr, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Joseph B Rohr in household of Harley D Rohr, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Joseph Bailey Rohr, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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