Carol Elaine Balkcom

14 April 1937–18 April 2011 (Age 74)
Macon, Georgia, United States

The Life of Carol Elaine

When Carol Elaine Balkcom was born on 14 April 1937, in Macon, Georgia, United States, her father, Alexander Peyton Balkcom, was 29 and her mother, Grace M. Matthew, was 29. She lived in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 18 April 2011, in Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States.

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Alexander Peyton Balkcom
Grace M. Matthew
Carol Elaine Balkcom

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 5

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.  
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Balcombe ( see Balcom ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elaine Balkcom in household of Peyton Balkcom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carole Elaine Balkcom Jenkins, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nannie Balkcom, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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