Jim Garland Hancock

Male15 August 1929–18 February 1999

Brief Life History of Jim Garland

When Jim Garland Hancock was born on 15 August 1929, in Upton, Bastrop, Texas, United States, his father, Walker Allen Hancock, was 36 and his mother, Grace Lou Barr, was 28. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Bastrop, Texas, United States in 1940 and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1950. He died on 18 February 1999, in Bastrop, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas, United States.

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  • Jim G Hancock, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Jim Hancock, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Jim G Hancock, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.


Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 19

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names (see Cocke ).

Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle, periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

History: Thomas Hancock, the uncle of Declaration of Independence signatory John Hancock (1736/7–93), was among the foremost of 18th-century American businessmen. He was a descendant of Nathaniel Hancock, who was known to have been in Cambridge, MA, as early as 1634. Born in Braintree, MA, John Hancock was president of the Second Continental Congress and the first governor of the state of MA.

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

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