James Theodore Flagg Sr

Brief Life History of James Theodore

When James Theodore Flagg Sr was born on 19 November 1924, in New Sharon, Franklin, Maine, United States, his father, Theodore Mc Kinley Flagg, was 21 and his mother, Mary Dorothea Quinn, was 21. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 15 June 1998, in Farmington Falls, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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James Theodore Flagg Sr
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  • James T Flagg, "United States Census, 1950"
  • James T Flagg, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • James T. Flagg, "Find A Grave Index"

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

1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.

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

habitational name from Middle English flag(ge) ‘turf, sod, block of peat’ (Old Norse flag). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived at a place where turves were cut, or toponymic, from a place so named, such as Flagg, Derbyshire. It may also be a nickname for someone who cut turves. Compare Flack .

habitational name from Middle English flagge ‘reed, rush’, for someone who lived in a place characterised by reeds, or perhaps for someone who cut reeds for thatch.

perhaps from Middle English flag(ge) ‘flagstone’ (Old Norse flaga), for someone who lived in a place where flagstones were found or quarried.

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

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