Wellington Irving Clements Jr.

28 December 1924–19 July 1996 (Age 71)
Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of Wellington Irving

When Wellington Irving Clements Jr. was born on 28 December 1924, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, his father, Wellington Irving Clements, was 44 and his mother, Margaret Elizebeth Rilee, was 38. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 19 July 1996, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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Wellington Irving Clements Jr.
1924–1996
Virginia Callender Johnston
1923–1993

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 17

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Clement . As an American family name, this form has absorbed cognates in other continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wellington Clements Jr. in household of Wellington J Clements, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wellington I Clements in household of Wellington I Clements, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wellington Irving Clements in entry for Mrs Virginia Callendar Johnston Clements, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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