Ross Reuben Badgett JR

6 February 1921–25 July 2006 (Age 85)
Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ross Reuben

When Ross Reuben Badgett JR was born on 6 February 1921, his father, Ross Reuben Badgett Sr, was 30 and his mother, Maude Marcus Findley, was 23. He married Leona B Goss on 25 September 1943, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Moseley, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Hickory, Murray, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 25 July 2006, in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States.

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Ross Reuben Badgett JR
Leona B Goss
Marriage: 25 September 1943

Spouse and Children

25 September 1943
Wake, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Pauline Hester Badgett


    Sylvia Ruth Badgett



    Rosa Belle Badgett


    James Bradley Badgett


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 20

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

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 Variant of English Baggott .2 Jewish (American): adoption of the English surname in place of some likesounding Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ross Badgett in household of Ross R Badgett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ross R Badgett Jr. in household of Ross R Badgett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ross Reuben Badgett, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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