Loretta Jean Mynear

1927–12 June 1987 (Age 60)
Nicholas, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Loretta Jean

When Loretta Jean Mynear was born in 1927, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry Spencer Mynear, was 20 and her mother, Rosa Ross Smith, was 16. She married John William Argo on 26 August 1950. She died on 12 June 1987, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 60.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John William Argo
1923–1994
Loretta Jean Mynear
1927–1987
Marriage: 26 August 1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 August 1950

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 0

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 9

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
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 (Devon; of Cornish origin): topographic name for someone who lived by a menhir, i.e. a tall standing stone erected in prehistoric times (Cornish men ‘stone’ + hir ‘long’).

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

Sources (0)

    Sources

    There are no historical documents attached to Loretta Jean.

    Find more of your family story

    As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a free account
    Share this with your family and friends.