George Lee Hanks

9 April 1927–6 January 2013 (Age 85)
Bratt, Escambia, Florida, United States

The Life of George Lee

When George Lee Hanks was born on 9 April 1927, in Bratt, Escambia, Florida, United States, his father, Richard Lamar Hanks, was 33 and his mother, Bessie May Thomley, was 29. He married Dorothy Bernice Harris Gordon. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 33 Bratts, Escambia, Florida, United States in 1940. He died on 6 January 2013, in Covington, St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States.

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George Lee Hanks
Dorothy Bernice Harris Gordon
Carolyn Jean Hanks Worrell

Spouse and Children


    Dorothy Bernice Harris Gordon




    Carolyn Jean Hanks Worrell


Parents and Siblings



    Ethel Lee Hanks


    Mazie Viola Hanks


    Cleveland I. J. Hanks


    Katie Louverne Hanks


    Herman E Hanks


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 14

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

Age 23

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hank, a short form of Hankin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • G L Hanks in household of R L Hanks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • G L Hanks in household of Richard L Hanks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Lee Hanks in entry for Ronald Eugene Hanks and Gloria Jean Sowell, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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