Roy Melvin Knutson

24 September 1921–31 August 2007 (Age 85)
Hamilton, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Roy Melvin

When Roy Melvin Knutson was born on 24 September 1921, in Hamilton, Nebraska, United States, his father, Charles Henry Knutson, was 31 and his mother, Purle Lillie Donelson, was 29. He married Ila Nadine Rodewald on 21 May 1987. He lived in Otis Township, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 31 August 2007, at the age of 85, and was buried in Aurora, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States.

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Roy Melvin Knutson
Ila Nadine Rodewald
Marriage: 21 May 1987

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21 May 1987

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 2

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

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

Respelling of any of the Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Knut ( see Knuth ), for example Knudsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roy M Knutson in household of Henry Knutson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Knutson in household of Henry Knutson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Melvin Knutson, "Nebraska, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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