Alton James Kephart

1927–1988 (Age 61)
New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alton James

When Alton James Kephart was born on 8 February 1927, in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Cyrus Kephart, was 23 and his mother, Emma Bell Johnston, was 23. He married Sarah Luella Fink on 23 September 1950, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Clearfield, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Lawrence Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 1 September 1988, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Henderson, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Alton James Kephart
Sarah Luella Fink
Marriage: 23 September 1950

Spouse and Children

23 September 1950
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
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

Americanized spelling of German Gebhardt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alton Kephart in household of Samuel Kephart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alton Kephart in household of Samuel C Kephart, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alton James Kephart in entry for Sarah L Kephart, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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