James Clifford Rill

9 May 1922–13 September 2003 (Age 81)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Clifford

When James Clifford Rill was born on 9 May 1922, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frank Blair Rill, was 31 and his mother, Ada Hartranft Burkhart Burket, was 21. He married Carmel Mary Denier on 28 September 1946, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1950. In 3, his occupation is listed as development electrician 1946 - 1951, radio corporation of america (rca), lancaster, pa, usa. He died on 13 September 2003, in Falls Church, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Prince William, Virginia, United States.

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James Clifford Rill
Carmel Mary Denier
Marriage: 28 September 1946

Spouse and Children

28 September 1946
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · Incorporation

Age 5

Quantico incorporated in 1927.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

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

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rīd ‘ride’ or rīch ‘powerful’, ‘rich’.

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

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Story Highlight


Death began at 4 a.m. 11 Sept 2003 when James fell in the bathtub while preparing to take his morning shower at 13419 Pitch Pine Ct., Chantilly, VA, USA. Carmel heard him fall and when she went to him …

Sources (3)

  • James Rill in household of Frank Rill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Rill in household of Frank Rill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James C Rill in household of Frank B Rill, "United States Census, 1930"

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