Gara McQueen

Brief Life History of Gara

When Gara McQueen was born on 27 February 1918, her father, Joseph J. McQueen, was 34 and her mother, Leona Elizabeth Knight, was 32. She married Jack Dempsey Rogers on 31 December 1939. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Beat 5 Ocoha, Covington, Mississippi, United States for about 30 years. She died on 23 July 2000, in Collins, Covington, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Station Creek Cemetery, Collins, Covington, Mississippi, United States.

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Jack Dempsey Rogers
Gara McQueen
Marriage: 31 December 1939
Dimple Rogers
Glenn Rayford Rogers

Sources (9)

  • Gara Rogers, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Gara McQueen - Published information: birth-name: Gara McQueen
  • Gora McQueen, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1925 · B.B. King is Born

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1940 · The Lock and Dam System is Completed

A lock and dam system is a system that allows boats to go from one water level to another either up or down and the boats continue going through each until they get to the end. There are 29 on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shuibhne ‘son of Suibhne’ a byname meaning ‘pleasant’. Compare McSweeney .

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shuain, a Gaelic patronymic based on Old Norse sveinn ‘boy, servant’, which was also used as a personal name (see Swain ). This is given as the origin of the McQueen or McSwan family of Skye, although the spellings are hard to distinguish. Compare Whan .

Americanized form of French Moquin .

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

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