Archie Ray Chinn

19 January 1926–9 December 2009 (Age 83)
Ohio, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Archie Ray

When Archie Ray Chinn was born on 19 January 1926, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Everett Chinn, was 19 and his mother, Ida Belle Bette Hocker, was 16. He married Mildred Eileen Gray on 7 July 1945, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Magisterial District 3 Rockport, Ohio, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 9 December 2009, in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Dundee, Monroe, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Archie Ray Chinn
Mildred Eileen Gray
Marriage: 7 July 1945

Spouse and Children

7 July 1945
Ohio, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Forrest Chinn


    Anna Frances Chinn


    John Harvey Chinn


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 10

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: from Old English cin ‘chin’, as a nickname for someone with a prominent chin or else for a clean-shaven man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Archie R Chinn in household of John Chinn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Archie R Chinn in household of John E Chinn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Archie Chinn, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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