Dale Leon Abernathy

25 January 1928–8 November 1983 (Age 55)
Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life of Dale Leon

When Dale Leon Abernathy was born on 25 January 1928, in Fountain, Indiana, United States, his father, Lucky Abernathy, was 47 and his mother, Florence Katherine Keller, was 46. He married Elsie Mae Lyle Smith on 26 April 1948, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wabash Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Lake Placid, Highlands, Florida, United States in 1999. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 8 November 1983, in Bonifay, Holmes, Florida, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Holmes, Florida, United States.

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Dale Leon Abernathy
Elsie Mae Lyle Smith
Marriage: 26 April 1948
Michael Abernathy

Spouse and Children

26 April 1948
Fountain, Indiana, United States


    Michael Abernathy


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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

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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Sources (3)

  • Dale Abernathy in household of Lucky Abernathy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dale L Abernathy in household of Lucky Abernathy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dale Leon Abernathy, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"

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