David W Hershey

30 August 1936–25 May 1963 (Age 26)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of David W

When David W Hershey was born on 30 August 1936, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Abraham Hershey, was 32 and his mother, Esther Landis Witmer, was 27. He lived in Leacock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 25 May 1963, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

David Abraham Hershey
1903–1981
Esther Landis Witmer
1909–1994
David W Hershey
1936–1963
Mary Jane Hershey
1939–1999

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 1
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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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
Age 5
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 8
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

1 Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names, see for example Hershkowitz .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Hercé or Hercy in Mayenne, France.

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

Possible Related Names

Hershkowitz
Harsey
Harshaw
Hersey
Hirschey

Sources (1)

  • David W Hershey in household of David A Hershey, "United States Census, 1940"

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