Douglas McAlpin

19 September 1935–22 January 1964 (Age 28)
Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Douglas

When Douglas McAlpin was born on 19 September 1935, his father, William Alfred McAlpin, was 29 and his mother, Bonnie D Graves, was 27. He lived in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 22 January 1964, in Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

William Alfred McAlpin
1906–1997
Bonnie D Graves
1907–1991
Darrell McAlpin
1931–2000
Douglas McAlpin
1935–1964
Rex Lee McAlpin
1938–1980

Parents and Siblings

    William Alfred McAlpin

    Male1906–1997Male

    Bonnie D Graves

    Female1907–1991Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 6

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 9

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

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of McAlpine .

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

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  • Douglas Mccalpin in household of Alfred Mccalpin, "United States Census, 1940"

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