Robert Leon Abernathy

26 February 1943–29 June 1979 (Age 36)
United States

The Life of Robert Leon

When Robert Leon Abernathy was born on 26 February 1943, his father, Sebie Robert "Seabie" "Ceba" Abernathy, was 29 and his mother, Bertha Mae Schrader, was 24. He died on 29 June 1979, at the age of 36, and was buried in United States.

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Family Time Line

Sebie Robert "Seabie" "Ceba" Abernathy
1913–1980
Bertha Mae Schrader
1918–2006
Ruby Mae Abernathy
1939–1980
Betty Ruth Abernathy
Robert Leon Abernathy
1943–1979
Jimmy Lavern Abernathy
1946–2003

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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.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 2

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 12

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Abernethy in southeastern Perthshire. The place name is of Pictish origin, meaning ‘mouth of the river Nethy’.

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

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  • Leon Robert Abernathy in entry for Mr Jimmy Levern Abernathy, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Robert Leon Abernathy, "Find A Grave Index"

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