George Cantu

19 July 1943–28 September 2009 (Age 66)
Cameron, Texas, United States

The Life of George

When George Cantu was born on 19 July 1943, in Cameron, Texas, United States, his father, Jorge George Champion Cantu, was 44 and his mother, Esmeralda Cantu, was 16. He died on 28 September 2009, in Weslaco, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Bluetown, Cameron, Texas, United States.

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Jorge George Champion Cantu
Esmeralda Cantu
Raul Cantu
George Cantu
Herlinda Cantu
Herminda Cantu
Reymundo Cantu
Elisio Cantu
Rene Alberto Cantu

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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.
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 18

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

Name Meaning

Mexican (Cantú): probably a habitational name from Cantù in Italy. This surname is extremely frequent in Mexico, but rare elsewhere.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Cantu Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • George Cantu, "Find A Grave Index"
  • George Cantu, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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