Thomas Ezra Daugherty

Male8 February 1927–12 November 1991

Brief Life History of Thomas Ezra

When Thomas Ezra Daugherty was born on 8 February 1927, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Daugherty, was 42 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Tapley, was 37. He married Wilma Jean Hancock on 28 May 1943, in Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Magisterial District 2, McCreary, Kentucky, United States in 1940 and McCreary, Kentucky, United States in 1950. He died on 12 November 1991, in Oneida, Scott, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Oneida, Scott, Tennessee, United States.

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Thomas Ezra Daugherty
Wilma Jean Hancock
Marriage: 28 May 1943
Ronald Lee Daugherty
Brian Daugherty
Dale Daugherty
Troy Michael Daugherty

Sources (11)

  • Thomas E Daugherty, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Thomas Daugherty, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Thomas E Daugherty, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    28 May 1943Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1931 · The Parthenon is Built

    Age 4

    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. 

    1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

    Age 9

    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 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

    Manx and Irish: variant of Doherty . This surname is the usual Manx spelling of the name.

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

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