Rai Carpenter

8 December 1924–2 January 1996 (Age 71)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Rai

When Rai Carpenter was born on 8 December 1924, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Benton Elmer Carpenter, was 23 and her mother, Mamie Edna Bond, was 27. She had at least 1 son with Grady L. Gibbs Sr.. She lived in Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 2 January 1996, in Petal, Forrest, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Forrest, Mississippi, United States.

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Grady L. Gibbs Sr.
Rai Carpenter
John Lewis Gibbs

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World Events (8)

1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 1

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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 English: occupational name for a worker in wood, Norman French carpentier (from Late Latin carpentarius ‘cartwright’).2 Translation of German Zimmermann , French Charpentier , Italian Carpentieri , or cognates and equivalents in various other languages.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Oredia R Carpenter in household of Benton E Carpenter, "United States Census, 1930"

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