Billie Joe Mccaffrey

10 April 1941–22 April 1982 (Age 41)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Billie Joe

When Billie Joe Mccaffrey was born on 10 April 1941, in Mississippi, United States, his father, James Fred McCAFFREY, was 34 and his mother, Lottie Mae Roberts, was 33. He died on 22 April 1982, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

James Fred McCAFFREY
1906–1972
Lottie Mae Roberts
1907–1987
Helen Lavada McCaffrey
1926–1984
Thressea Idell Mc Caffrey
1933–2000
Billie Joe Mccaffrey
1941–1982

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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

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.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 14

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gafraidh or Mac Gofraidh ‘son of Gafradh’, a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Guðfróðr, composed of the elements guð ‘god’ + fróðr ‘wise’, and equivalent to English Godfrey . An alternative Gaelic form of the personal name is Gothraidh, which gave rise to McGorry . In Ireland this is a branch of the Maguires of Fermanagh.

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

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