Rodney Clifford Varney

16 August 1935–17 October 2007 (Age 72)
Berwick, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Rodney Clifford

Rodney Clifford Varney was born on 16 August 1935, in Berwick, York, Maine, United States as the son of Madeline Virginia Gagnon. He lived in Alaska, United States in 2007. He died on 17 October 2007, in Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Madeline Virginia Gagnon
1914–1996
Bertina Uena Varney
1934–
Rodney Clifford Varney
1935–2007

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1937 · Lewiston–Auburn Shoe Strike

Age 2

"On March 25, 1937, textile workers from Auburn and Lewiston walked off their jobs to demand better working conditions, higher pay, shorter workweeks, and the right to union representation. Most of the strikers were of French-Canadian descent. The American Civil Liberties Union stated that ""Maine is at least 100 years behind the time"" when it came to labor laws. A 10% wage increase was offered, but refused. Governor Lewis Barrows eventually called in the Maine Army of the National Guard. The strike ended on June 29, 1937, and was considered a loss for the workers."
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Paul-du-Vernay in Calvados or any of various other places in northern France named with Vernay, from the Gaulish element vern ‘alder’ + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rodney Varney in household of William Varney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rodney Clifford Varney, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Rodney C Varney, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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