Robert Gordon Hankins

Male31 August 1924–14 February 1999

Brief Life History of Robert Gordon

When Robert Gordon Hankins was born on 31 August 1924, in Richmond, Macomb, Michigan, United States, his father, George Ralph Hankins, was 31 and his mother, Gladys May Sursaw, was 27. He married Betty Jean Pearsall in 1946, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. He died on 14 February 1999, in Goldsboro, Wayne, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74.

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Robert Gordon Hankins
Betty Jean Pearsall
Marriage: 1946

Sources (7)

  • Robert Hankins in household of George Hankins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert G Hankins, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Robert G Hankins in entry for Phillip Ray Hankins and Elba Louise Mccaskill, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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  • Marriage
    1946Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 5

    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.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 20

    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: variant of Hankin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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