Benjamin E Applegate

1923–1993 (Age 69)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Benjamin E

When Benjamin E Applegate was born on 27 March 1923, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, Frank C. Applegate, was 37 and his mother, Grace Gertrude Hendrickson, was 34. He lived in Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1952 and Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, United States in 1963. He died on 25 February 1993, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby, Alabama, United States.

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Frank C. Applegate
Grace Gertrude Hendrickson
Merrill A Applegate
Rev. Francis M Applegate
Jesse L Applegate
Benjamin E Applegate
Harold Arthur Applegate
Rose Marie Applegate
Mildred Maxine Applegate

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 18

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English: extremely common variant of Applegarth , in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate ‘road’ or to modern English gate.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamine Applegate in household of Frank Applegate, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benny Applegate in household of Frank C Applegate, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Benjamin E Applegate, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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