Miles Sorrell Galbreth

Brief Life History of Miles Sorrell

When Miles Sorrell Galbreth was born on 28 February 1924, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, George Luther Galbreth, was 45 and his mother, Pearl E. Baker, was 41. He died on 9 June 2000, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76.

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Miles Sorrell Galbreth
Rayola I Galbreth

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  • Myles S Galbreth in household of George L Galbreth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myles S Galbreth, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Myles Galbreth gravestone

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1925 · Woman's World's Fair

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1944 · The G.I Bill

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

Scottish (Argyll): variant of Galbraith . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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