Russell Franklin Mereo

28 July 1942–11 May 2003 (Age 60)
Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Russell Franklin

Russell Franklin Mereo was born on 28 July 1942, in Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Joseph Carcopo and Carmela Angelina Mereo. He died on 11 May 2003, in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 60.

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Joseph Carcopo
1921–1982
Carmela Angelina Mereo
–1990
Russell Franklin Mereo
1942–2003

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World Events (8)

1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 1

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

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.
1960

Age 18

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: nickname from Italian and medieval Spanish merlo ‘blackbird’ (Latin merula). In the Middle Ages this bird seems to have been regarded at times as foolish and gullible, and at other times as cunning and wily. In some cases the surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher.

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

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