Edward Fields Jr.

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Fields Jr. was born in 1927, in Illinois, United States, his father, Edward Fields, was 35 and his mother, Pearl Martin, was 30. He died on 27 February 1986, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Edward Fields
1892–1937
Pearl Martin
1897–
Aurthur Thomas
1921–
Harrison Thomas
1923–
Edward Fields Jr.
1927–1986
Dorothy Fields
1928–1985
Juanita Fields
1929–1980
Lester Fields
1931–
Gladys Fields
1934–1997
Annie Pearl Fields
1936–2011
Charles Fields
1937–2007

Sources (5)

  • Edward Fields Jr. in household of Edward Fields, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eddie Fields, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • Eddie Fields, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

World Events (8)

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1927 · The World's Busiest Airport

"Originally named Chicago Air Park, Midway Airport was built with one cinder runway mainly for airmail flights. The city then leased the airport and named it the Chicago Municipal Airport. By 1928, the airport had twelve hangars and four runways, lit for night operations. In 1931 the airport claimed to be the ""World's Busiest"" with over 100,846 passengers on 60,947 flights each week. In July 1949 the airport was renamed after the Battle of Midway."

1944 · The G.I Bill

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

English: topographic name from Middle English feldes, plural or possessive of feld ‘arable field, flat open country’. See Field .

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Deschamps .

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

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