Dr Harris Trent Vandergriff

24 November 1919–7 September 2010 (Age 90)
Maynardville, Union, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Harris Trent

When Dr Harris Trent Vandergriff was born on 24 November 1919, in Maynardville, Union, Tennessee, United States, his father, Elbert Allen Vandergriff, was 30 and his mother, Anna Della Hutchison Vandergriff, was 24. He married Blanche Stanbury Pepper on 26 March 1944, in Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Civil District 1, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 1, Union, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 7 September 2010, in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90.

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Dr Harris Trent Vandergriff
Blanche Stanbury Pepper
Marriage: 26 March 1944

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26 March 1944
Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 3

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

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

Dutch: variant of Vandergrift .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Trent P Vandergriff in household of E A Vandergriff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Trent Vandergriff in household of Elbert A Vandergriff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harris Trent Vadergriff in entry for Harris Trent Vadergriff and Marie Ars Hunt, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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