Betty Laura Kirkman

29 September 1923–14 January 2002 (Age 78)
High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Betty Laura

When Betty Laura Kirkman was born on 29 September 1923, in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Archie Lee Kirkman, was 31 and her mother, Eliza Mae Martin, was 26. She married Mahlon David McKinnon on 22 December 1959, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Jamestown, Saint Helena in 1988. She died on 14 January 2002, in Clayton, Johnston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States.

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Mahlon David McKinnon
Betty Laura Kirkman
Marriage: 22 December 1959

Spouse and Children

    Mahlon David McKinnon



22 December 1959
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

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 Northern English: from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + man ‘man’, hence an occupational name for a man who looked after a church.2 German (Kirkmann): see Kirchman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bertie Kirkman in household of Archie L Kirkman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Kirkman in household of A L Kirkman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Betty Mckinnon in entry for Charles Kirkman Kirkman and Charles Walter Kirkman, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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