Mary Ann Krohn

11 June 1941–28 March 1977 (Age 35)
Watonga, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Krohn was born on 11 June 1941, in Watonga, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States, her father, James W Krohn, was 24 and her mother, Betty Louise Hawkinson, was 17. She died on 28 March 1977, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 35.

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James W Krohn
Betty Louise Hawkinson
Mary Ann Krohn

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World Events (3)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 2

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

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

1 German (also Kröhn): nickname for a tall, thin person with long legs, from Middle High German krān, krōn ‘crane’. Compare Krahn .2 German: from an old personal name based on Old High German gruoni ‘green’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kron .

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

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