Hope McMahon

2 July 1924–7 March 1994 (Age 69)
Boonford, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Hope

When Hope McMahon was born on 2 July 1924, her father, Plyler Lehondius McMahan, was 34 and her mother, Effie Coralu Young, was 26. She married Roy Frank Queen on 16 May 1941, in Candler, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Unicoi, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Upper Hominy Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 7 March 1994, in Boonford, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Boonford, Mitchell, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Frank Queen
Hope McMahon
Marriage: 16 May 1941

Spouse and Children

16 May 1941
Candler, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Vivian McMahan


    Billy Claude McMahon





    Dale Mcmahan


World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 7

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
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

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna, a patronymic from the byname Mathghamhain meaning ‘good calf’. This was the name of two (unrelated) chieftain families in counties Clare and Monaghan. In northern Ireland it is sometimes Anglicized as Matthews , since Matha was the Irish form of the Biblical name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hope McMahon in household of Plyer McMahon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hope Mcmahand in household of P L Mcmahand, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hope McMahan, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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