Kenneth Lavern Forrester

Male15 December 1928–April 1985

Brief Life History of Kenneth Lavern

When Kenneth Lavern Forrester was born on 15 December 1928, in Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States, his father, Clyde Everett Forrester, was 26 and his mother, Verga E Jones, was 16. He married Naomi Lee Swan on 22 August 1950, in Weirton, Hancock, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Meade District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Weirton, Hancock, West Virginia, United States for about 1 years. He died in April 1985, at the age of 56, and was buried in Wick, Tyler, West Virginia, United States.

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Kenneth Lavern Forrester
Naomi Lee Swan
Marriage: 22 August 1950
Roger Dale Forrester
David Keith Forrester
Larry J. Forrester
Gene Everett Forrester

Sources (7)

  • Kenneth Forrester, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Kenneth Levon Forrester, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Kenneth Levarn Forrester, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 August 1950Weirton, Hancock, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


    Age 3

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 16

    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

    English: occupational name from Middle English forester ‘officer in charge of a forest or lord's hunting ground’ (Old French forestier, Anglo-Norman forester). See Forrest .

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

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