John Roy Abernathy

20 July 1894–23 November 1956 (Age 62)
Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of John Roy

When John Roy Abernathy was born on 20 July 1894, in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States, his father, Robert Abernathy, was 27 and his mother, Mary Knudsen, was 29. He married Neva Wallace on 23 February 1935, in Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 23 November 1956, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States.

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John Roy Abernathy
Neva Wallace
Marriage: 23 February 1935

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  • Marriage
    23 February 1935Cook, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Age 12
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
    1910 · Boy Scouts of America
    Age 16
    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 18
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Abernethy in southeastern Perthshire. The placename is of Pictish origin, meaning ‘mouth of the river Nethy’.History: This was the name of a cadet branch of MacDuff earls of Fife and one of the surnames of the Scots who settled in northern Ireland during the ‘plantation’ in the 17th century, and it was brought to the US as the name of a Southern plantation owner (in a different sense of the word ‘plantation’).

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

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    Sources (21)

    • John Roy Abernathy, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • John R Abernathy, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John Roy Abernathy, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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