Richard Charles Carr Jr.

30 January 1926–17 July 2007 (Age 81)
Glasgow, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Richard Charles

When Richard Charles Carr Jr. was born on 30 January 1926, in Glasgow, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Charles Carr, was 26 and his mother, Annabelle Camden, was 19. He married Helen Lucille Wheeler on 7 April 1950, in Buena Vista, Virginia, United States. He lived in Natural Bridge District, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1940 and Buena Vista, Central, Solomon Islands in 2007. He died on 17 July 2007, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Buena Vista, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Charles Carr Jr.
Helen Lucille Wheeler
Marriage: 7 April 1950

Spouse and Children

7 April 1950
Buena Vista, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Charles Carr


    Annabelle Camden




World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 15

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr .2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard C Carr in household of Richard C Carr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Richard Charles Carr, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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