Willis Harding Crain

Male22 October 1920–30 November 2009

Brief Life History of Willis Harding

When Willis Harding Crain was born on 22 October 1920, in Centralia, Craig, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Rev. Faires Eli Crain, was 37 and his mother, Anna Emaline Barker, was 33. He married Mildred Teresa Deremeaux on 7 October 1943, in Rockwall, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1973 and Lubbock, Texas, United States in 2009. He died on 30 November 2009, in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States.

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Willis Harding Crain
Mildred Teresa Deremeaux
Marriage: 7 October 1943
Randy Crain

Sources (17)

  • Willis Crain in household of Farris E Crain, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Willis Harding Crain - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Willis "Willie" Harding Crain
  • Willis H Crain, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"

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  • Marriage
    7 October 1943Rockwall, Texas, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 3

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

    1931 · The Parthenon is Built

    Age 11

    In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 24

    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

    Manx: variant of Craine .

    English: variant of Crane .

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

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