Bernard Allen Gibson

7 November 1927–29 December 1984 (Age 57)
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Bernard Allen

When Bernard Allen Gibson was born on 7 November 1927, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Gibson, was 25 and his mother, Della Mae French, was 23. He married Nellie Novella Sutherland on 26 January 1947, in Spray, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Simpsonville Township, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1984. He died on 29 December 1984, in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States.

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Bernard Allen Gibson
Nellie Novella Sutherland
Marriage: 26 January 1947
Donald Allen Gibson

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  • Marriage
    26 January 1947Spray, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    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.
    Age 4
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 17
    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: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Gibb (a pet form of Gilbert) + son, hence ‘son of Gibb’. The name is very common in Ireland, having arrived in that country in the 17th century. It is also occasionally adopted for Ó Gibealláin, see Giblin .

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

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    Sources (29)

    • Bernard A Gibson in household of Andrew J Gibson, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Bernard Allen Gibson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Allen Gibson in household of Andrew Gibson, "United States Census, 1930"

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