Benjamin McCrary

28 November 1923–22 May 2009 (Age 85)
Graceville, Jackson, Florida, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin McCrary was born on 28 November 1923, in Graceville, Jackson, Florida, United States, his father, Robert Lee McCrary, Sr., was 40 and his mother, Clyde Mae Yates, was 33. He lived in Chipley, Washington, Florida, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 22 May 2009, in Bonita Springs, Lee, Florida, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Marianna, Jackson, Florida, United States.

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Benjamin McCrary
Mary Ann Hopper

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    Mary Ann Hopper


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    Robbie Lee McCrary, Jr.


    Mary Agnes McCrary


    Robert McCrary


    William Yates McCrary



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 18

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of McCreary .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Mccrary in household of Robert L Mccrary, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ben Mccrary in household of Leroy Daniel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ben Mccreary, "Florida State Census, 1935"

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