Calvin Ray "Sonny" Menser

7 February 1934–13 September 1969 (Age 35)
Ohio, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Calvin Ray "Sonny"

When Calvin Ray "Sonny" Menser was born on 7 February 1934, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Mack Menser, was 44 and his mother, Mary Irene Ballard, was 26. He lived in Hartford, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 13 September 1969, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Harrison Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 2

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 10

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: probably a variant of Manser .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Calvin Ray Menser in household of Mack Menser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Calvin R Menser, "Find A Grave Index"

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