Kenneth Ray Yarbrough

4 February 1940–7 February 1989 (Age 49)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Kenneth Ray

When Kenneth Ray Yarbrough was born on 4 February 1940, in Mississippi, United States, his father, James Yarbrough, was 25 and his mother, Dorothy Mae Lewis, was 21. He lived in Beat 5, Copiah, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 7 February 1989, at the age of 49, and was buried in Richland Cemetery, Rankin, Mississippi, United States.

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James Yarbrough
Dorothy Mae Lewis
Harold Lewis Yarbrough
Kenneth Ray Yarbrough
Jimmie Yarbrough
Truman Lee Yarbrough
Infant Son Yarbrough

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 1

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 15

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: habitational name from Yarborough and Yarburgh in Lincolnshire, named with Old English eorðburg ‘earthworks’, ‘fortifications’, (a compound of eorðe ‘earth’, ‘soil’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kenneth Roy Yorbourgh in household of Jim Yorbourgh, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Ray Yarbrough, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Kenneth Yarborough, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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