Mary Rebecca Bright

17 March 1943–17 September 1962 (Age 19)
Dale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Rebecca

When Mary Rebecca Bright was born on 17 March 1943, in Dale, Alabama, United States, her father, John Harvey Bright, was 35 and her mother, Rosa Belle German, was 32. She died on 17 September 1962, in her hometown, at the age of 19, and was buried in Dale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Harvey Bright
1908–1971
Rosa Belle German
1910–2000
John Harvey "Junior" Bright Jr
1930–1999
James William "Willie" Bright
1932–1988
Harvey Glen Bright
1935–2008
Trecy Ellen Bright
1937–
David Lewis Bright
1939–2016
Shirley Lucille Bright
1941–2008
Mary Rebecca Bright
1943–1962
Wayne Parrish Bright
1944–2007
Lewis J. Bright
1946–1946
Johnny Leonard Bright
1950–2017

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

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.
1948 · The Dixiecrats

Age 5

Dixiecrats were members of a right-wing splinter group who opposed federal intervention on state matters such as race and labor relations. After failing to prevent the nomination of Harry Truman at the Democratic National Convention, over 6,000 people from 13 southern states met at the Dixiecrat Convention in Birmingham on July 17, 1948. Here, Governor Strom Thurmond was nominated for president and Governor Fielding L. Wright was nominated for vice president. The Dixiecrats hoped to win enough electoral-college votes in the southern states to prevent either Republican or Democrat nominee from winning enough electoral votes for election. Truman was elected on November 2, 1948, and the Dixiecrats received only 39 electoral votes.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 6

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’.2 English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert .3 Americanized form of German Brecht .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Bright, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Mary Rebecca Stanford, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Mary Rebecca Bright Stanford, "Find A Grave Index"

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