George Robert Luddy

17 January 1920–21 July 2005 (Age 85)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of George Robert

When George Robert Luddy was born on 17 January 1920, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edmund Nagel Luddy, was 38 and his mother, Caroline Louise Gilbert, was 30. He married Flora Jane Shelmire on 17 May 1944, in Dover, Kent, Delaware, United States. He lived in California, United States in 1976 and Surprise, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 2004. He died on 21 July 2005, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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George Robert Luddy
Allison Bovee Wheeler
Marriage: about 1954
John Richard Luddy

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 3
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 14
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 24
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

(1997: 251;2007: 430; 2010: 482)Irish (Cork): variant of Leddy .

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

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Sources (13)

  • Legacy NFS Source: George Luddy - Government record: birth-name: George Robert Luddy
  • George R Luddy in household of Edmund N Luddy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George R Luddy, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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