Arthur John Caruso

14 January 1927–February 1985 (Age 58)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Arthur John

Arthur John Caruso was born on 14 January 1927. He married Phyllis Ann Gasaway in 1948. He died in February 1985, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Arthur John Caruso
1927–1985
Phyllis Ann Gasaway
1927–2008
Marriage: 1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1948

World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 5

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

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

Italian: nickname from caruso ‘close-cropped’ (Latin cariosus ‘decayed’, also ‘smooth’, ‘bald’). This word was also used in the more general sense ‘boy’, ‘lad’, since in the Middle Ages young men of fashion sometimes wore their hair much shorter than was the prevailing style. In the Girgenti area of Sicily the term was a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the sulfur pits, since such workers were required to wear their hair short.

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

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  • Arthur Phyllis Caruso, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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