Norma Jean Stephenson

Female17 November 1924–20 February 1999

Brief Life History of Norma Jean

When Norma Jean Stephenson was born on 17 November 1924, in Kearney, Clay, Missouri, United States, her father, Andrew Thomas Stephenson, was 22 and her mother, Beatrice Bratcher, was 21. She married Bernard Burke Peters on 9 September 1946, in Clay, Missouri, United States. She lived in Liberty, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1999. She died on 20 February 1999, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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Bernard Burke Peters
Norma Jean Stephenson
Marriage: 9 September 1946

Sources (8)

  • Norma G Stepenson in household of James Bratcher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Norma Jean Stephenson in the Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002
  • Norma Jean Peters, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1946Clay, Missouri, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    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

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Steffensen or Stephensen . Compare Stevenson 1.

    English (Durham): variant of Stevenson .

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

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