Robert Eugene Sommers

5 January 1924–16 March 1995 (Age 71)
Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Robert Eugene

When Robert Eugene Sommers was born on 5 January 1924, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Louis Herman Alfred Sommers, was 27 and his mother, Lena Burren, was 21. He died on 16 March 1995, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Louis Herman Alfred Sommers
1896–1924
Lena Burren
1902–1990
Louis Herman Sommers
1922–1998
Robert Eugene Sommers
1924–1995

Parents and Siblings

    Louis Herman Alfred Sommers

    Male1896–1924Male

    Female1902–1990Female

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World Events (8)

1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 1

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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: patronymic from Summer 1.

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

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