Joseph Harold Derrick

9 May 1939–30 December 2014 (Age 75)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Joseph Harold

When Joseph Harold Derrick was born on 9 May 1939, in Georgia, United States, his father, Harold Rudolph Derrick, was 26 and his mother, Kathryn Mae Walker, was 24. He died on 30 December 2014, in his hometown, at the age of 75.

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Harold Rudolph Derrick
Kathryn Mae Walker
Aubrey Derrick
Joseph Harold Derrick
Herman Rudolph Derrick

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    Aubrey Derrick



    Herman Rudolph Derrick


World Events (8)


Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 3

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

Age 21

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: from the personal name Derrick (now more commonly spelled Derek in England, earlier Dederick), which was introduced to England in the 15th century, from Dutch Diederick, Dirck ( see Terry ).2 Irish: an English introduction of the same origin as 1, but occasionally a variant of Derrig .

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

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