Richard Lee Guthrie

Male15 February 1943–17 May 2000

Brief Life History of Richard Lee

When Richard Lee Guthrie was born on 15 February 1943, in San Saba, San Saba, Texas, United States, his father, Richard Frank Guthrie, was 43 and his mother, Cleo Belle Carter, was 39. He died on 17 May 2000, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Richard Frank Guthrie
Cleo Belle Carter
Ruth Evelyn Guthrie
Billie Sue Guthrie
Richard Lee Guthrie
Gerald Franklin Guthrie

Sources (3)

  • Richard Guthrie, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Richard Lee Guthrie, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Richard Lee Guthrie Find A Grave Memorial Page

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

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.

1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 6

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.


Age 17

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach.

Scottish: possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name which is perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’.

Irish (Clare and Antrim): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh ‘descendant of Flaitheamh’, a byname meaning ‘prince’. This is the result of an erroneous association of the Gaelic name in the form Ó Fhlaithimh (Fh being silent), with the Gaelic word laithigh ‘mud’, and of mud with gutters, and an equally erroneous association of the Scottish surname Guthrie with the word ‘gutter’. Compare Laffey .

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

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