Clifton Earl Hand

2 March 1920–16 August 2002 (Age 82)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Clifton Earl

When Clifton Earl Hand was born on 2 March 1920, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Charles Terry Hand, was 37 and his mother, Olive M Fell, was 30. He lived in Harrison Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States in 1930 and Carneys Point, Salem, New Jersey, British Colonial America in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 16 August 2002, in College Park, Prince George's, Maryland, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Clifton Earl Hand
Lillian F Hand

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    Charles Terry Hand





    Thomas C Hand


    Charles T Hand



    Mildred E Hand


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 13

New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the "New Deal". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933.

Age 22

Camp Kilmer was activated by the War Department in June 1942 following roughly one year of construction. The camp was named after Joyce Kilmer, a New Jersey poet from the 69th Infantry Regiment that had been killed during World War I. The post served as a place for soldiers to receive medical injections and supplies before loading onto ships headed to Europe. After the war, the camp remained active until the fall of 1949 to assist with processing troops that returned home from Europe.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: nickname for someone with a deformed hand or who had lost one hand, from Middle English hand, Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383 ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithimh ( see Guthrie ), resulting from an erroneous association of the Gaelic name with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, e.g. Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clifford E Hind in household of Chas T Hind, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clifton E Hand in household of Charles Hand, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clifton E Hand, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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