Richard C. Piker

25 September 1943–23 September 1985 (Age 41)
Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Richard C.

When Richard C. Piker was born on 25 September 1943, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Blair Piker, was 30 and his mother, Dorothy E Lefever, was 26. He died on 23 September 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 41, and was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, East Taylor Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Robert Blair Piker
1912–1994
Dorothy E Lefever
1916–1973
Donald Robert Piker
1937–2000
Richard C. Piker
1943–1985
Viola Piker
1948–2008

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

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.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 2

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 12

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Pei(c)ker, an occupational name for a drummer, Middle Low German pucker, Middle High German pūkære.

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

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