Gerald Thomas fletcher

14 October 1929–1 May 1982 (Age 52)
Irwin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Gerald Thomas

When Gerald Thomas fletcher was born on 14 October 1929, in Irwin, Georgia, United States, his father, Joe Thomas Fletcher, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Brown, was 26. He lived in Holt, Irwin, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 1670, Irwin, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 1 May 1982, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Joe Thomas Fletcher
1905–1981
Margaret Brown
1902–1982
Gerald Thomas fletcher
1929–1982
Mildred Grace Fletcher
1934–
Sarah Frances Fletcher
1935–
Joseph Carlton Fletcher
1938–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Male1929–1982Male

    Mildred Grace Fletcher

    Female1934–Female

    Sarah Frances Fletcher

    Female1935–Female

    Joseph Carlton Fletcher

    Male1938–Male

World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 13

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 15

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

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

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

Sources (2)

  • Gerald Thomas Fletcher in household of Joe T Fletcher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas G Fletcher in household of Joe T Fletcher, "United States Census, 1930"

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