Arthur Craig Fegan

27 May 1925–19 December 1996 (Age 71)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Arthur Craig

When Arthur Craig Fegan was born on 27 May 1925, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Chester Arthur Fegan, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Leola Craig, was 28. He died on 19 December 1996, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 71.

Photos & Memories (4)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Chester Arthur Fegan
1893–1974
Elizabeth Leola Craig
1896–1985
Arthur Craig Fegan
1925–1996

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

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

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiacháin or Ó Feichín ( see Feehan ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Arthur C Fegan, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.