Gene Wallace Lauderdale

Male11 August 1925–6 September 1996

Brief Life History of Gene Wallace

When Gene Wallace Lauderdale was born on 11 August 1925, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Carl Saturian Lauderdale, was 29 and his mother, Florence Reynolds, was 21. He married Dorthy Lee Arnold on 27 July 1970, in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States. He died on 6 September 1996, in Belton, Cass, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Raymore, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Gene Wallace Lauderdale
Dorthy Lee Arnold
Marriage: 27 July 1970

Sources (12)

  • Gene Lauderdale, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gene Wallace Lauderdale, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Gene W. Lauderdale, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 July 1970Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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

    1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

    Age 16

    Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 19

    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: habitational name from the valley of Lauderdale, named from Lauder + either Old Norse dalr or Old English dæl ‘valley’.

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

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