Gene Clark Mcknight

5 November 1942–
Hale, Texas, United States

The Life of Gene Clark

When Gene Clark Mcknight was born on 5 November 1942, in Hale, Texas, United States, his father, Clark Alexander McKnight, was 31 and his mother, Albaree (Doodle) Hancock, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Clark Alexander McKnight
1911–1978
Albaree (Doodle) Hancock
1912–2000
Joy Floine McKnight
1931–1961
Marita June Mcknight
1934–
Gene Clark Mcknight
1942–

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World Events (3)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

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.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 3

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 7

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. (Ulster) Anglicized form of Scottish Mac Neachtain , which is usually Anglicized as McNaughton . 2. part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the horseman (Gaelic ridire)’.

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

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  • Gene Clark Mcknight, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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