Walter Murray Africa

1925–1996 (Age 71)
Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire

The Life of Walter Murray

When Walter Murray Africa was born on 16 February 1925, his father, Walter Murray Africa, was 32 and his mother, Abigail Louise Cunningham, was 24. He married Helen Joan Williamson on 29 July 1972, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 November 1996, in Mission Viejo, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Walter Murray Africa
1925–1996
Helen Joan Williamson
1924–2003
Marriage: 29 July 1972

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
29 July 1972
Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

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

Spanish (África): ethnic name for a person of African descent or nickname for someone with some other connection with the continent of Africa.

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

Sources (3)

  • Murry Africa Jr. in household of Walter M Africa, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter M Africa in household of Walter M Africa, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Africa in entry for Helen Joan Williamson Africa, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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