Alva Herman Daniel Jr

20 August 1922–July 1987 (Age 64)
New Albany, Union, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Alva Herman

When Alva Herman Daniel Jr was born on 20 August 1922, in New Albany, Union, Mississippi, United States, his father, Alva Herman Grady, was 33 and his mother, Louise Virginia Daniel, was 21. He lived in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died in July 1987, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 64.

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Alva Herman Daniel Jr
1922–1987
Mary Elizabeth Luckette
1923–2007

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 3

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1940 · The Lock and Dam System is Completed

Age 18

A lock and dam system is a system that allows boats to go from one water level to another either up or down and the boats continue going through each until they get to the end. There are 29 on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian (Dániel), Romanian, and Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Daniel ‘God is my judge’, borne by a major prophet in the Bible. The major factor influencing the popularity of the personal name (and hence the frequency of the surname) was undoubtedly the dramatic story in the Book of Daniel, recounting the prophet's steadfast adherence to his religious faith in spite of pressure and persecution from the Mesopotamian kings in whose court he served: Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar (at whose feast Daniel interpreted the mysterious message of doom that appeared on the wall, being thrown to the lions for his pains). The name was also borne by a 2ndcentury Christian martyr and by a 9th-century hermit, the legend of whose life was popular among Christians during the Middle Ages; these had a minor additional influence on the adoption of the Christian name. Among Orthodox Christians in Eastern Europe the name was also popular as being that of a 4th-century Persian martyr, who was venerated in the Orthodox Church.2 Irish: reduced form of McDaniel , which is actually a variant of McDonnell , from the Gaelic form of Irish Donal (equivalent to Scottish Donald), erroneously associated with the Biblical personal name Daniel. See also O’Donnell .

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

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  • A H Grady, Jr in household of A H Grady, Sr, "United States Census, 1930"

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