Maxine Duffield

27 December 1923–27 January 2003 (Age 79)
Mc Donald, Randolph, Missouri, United States

The Life of Maxine

When Maxine Duffield was born on 27 December 1923, in Mc Donald, Randolph, Missouri, United States, her father, Arthur Virgil "Cowboy" Duffield, was 27 and her mother, Cecilia Juanita Thomason, was 22. She married George Melvin Burr on 16 July 1941, in Newton, Missouri, United States. She died on 27 January 2003, in Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States.

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George Melvin Burr
Maxine Duffield
Marriage: 16 July 1941

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    George Melvin Burr



16 July 1941
Newton, Missouri, United States

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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.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 8

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

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: habitational name from places in Derbyshire and East Yorkshire, so named from Old English dūfe ‘dove’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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