Kathryn Jane Massey

23 September 1924–17 March 1999 (Age 74)
Bristow, Creek, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Kathryn Jane

When Kathryn Jane Massey was born on 23 September 1924, in Bristow, Creek, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Thomas Frederick Massey, was 31 and her mother, Mary Irene Groves, was 34. She married Leighton Russell Ekman on 17 April 1943, in California, United States. She lived in Bailey, Texas, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 16 Rodey, Doña Ana, New Mexico, United States in 1940. She died on 17 March 1999, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Woden, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States.

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Leighton Russell Ekman
Kathryn Jane Massey
Marriage: 17 April 1943

Spouse and Children

17 April 1943
California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 5

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
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

1 English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey.3 English: from a pet form of Matthew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kathryn Massey in household of Fred Massey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kethryn Jane Massey, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Kathryn Jane Ekman, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"

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