Gerald Duane McCown

4 October 1928–21 March 1953 (Age 24)
Loudon, Loudon, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Gerald Duane

When Gerald Duane McCown was born on 4 October 1928, his father, Orgest McCown, was 24 and his mother, Ruby Lou "Bea" Wells, was 22. He lived in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Civil District 2, Loudon, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 21 March 1953, at the age of 24, and was buried in Loudon, Loudon, Tennessee, United States.

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Orgest McCown
Ruby Lou "Bea" Wells
Gerald Duane McCown

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World Events (8)


Age 1

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.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 3

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 9

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of McCowan , McCune , etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Duane Mccown in household of Orgest Mccown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gerald Duane McCown, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Gerald Duane McCown, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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