Sidney Clay McGehee Jr.

31 August 1927–8 June 1985 (Age 57)
Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Sidney Clay

When Sidney Clay McGehee Jr. was born on 31 August 1927, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Sydney Clay McGehee, was 33 and his mother, Lela Cook, was 21. He married Dorothy Ann George on 28 August 1948, in DeSoto, Mississippi, United States. He died on 8 June 1985, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Sidney Clay McGehee Jr.
Dorothy Ann George
Marriage: 28 August 1948

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1948DeSoto, Mississippi, United States
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    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.
    1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County
    Age 12
    Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 17
    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

    Irish: probably a variant of McGaughey .

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Sidney Mcgehie in household of Sidney Mcgehie, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Sidney C McGhee, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
    • Sidney C. McGehee, "Find A Grave Index"

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