Nettie Mae Chaney

Female19 November 1933–24 April 2001

Brief Life History of Nettie Mae

Nettie Mae Chaney was born on 19 November 1933, in Waverly Hall, Harris, Georgia, United States as the daughter of John Chaney and Mamie Chaney. She died on 24 April 2001, in Gary, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67.

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John Chaney
Mamie Chaney
Nettie Mae Chaney

Sources (1)

  • Nettie Mae Smith, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (3)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 2

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.

1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 9

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any one of several places in Normandy, Picardy, or Artois (France) named (Le) Quesnay or Quesnoy, or elsewhere in northern France named (Le or La) Chesnay or Chesnoy. The placenames all derive from Old French chesnai or its Normanno-Picard equivalent quesnai ‘oak grove’ (medieval Latin casnetum).

French: variant of Chanet, a habitational name from any of various places called Chanet or Le Chanet, from Latin canna ‘reed’ + the suffix -etum denoting an inhabitant.

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

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