James Kenneth East

1 October 1916–3 April 1991 (Age 74)
Red River, Texas, United States

The Life of James Kenneth

When James Kenneth East was born on 1 October 1916, in Red River, Texas, United States, his father, James Collins East, was 37 and his mother, Roxie Elizabeth Cody, was 29. He married Merle Kennedy on 10 March 1950, in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Red River, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 3 April 1991, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States.

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James Kenneth East
Merle Kennedy
Marriage: 10 March 1950

Spouse and Children

10 March 1950
Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 13

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in the eastern part of a town or settlement, or outside it to the east, or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the east of a place. As an American family name, this surname has absorbed various other European names with similar meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jim East Jr. in household of Jim East, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James K East in household of James C East, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Keneth East in household of James East, "United States Census, 1940"

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