Robert Gene Young

Brief Life History of Robert Gene

When Robert Gene Young was born on 5 March 1928, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, Ernest Alvertis Young, was 33 and his mother, Nettie Louise Swisher, was 29. He married Jo Coleen McClanahan on 22 October 1955. He lived in Mission Township, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1940 and Ridgecrest, Kern, California, United States in 2001. He died on 14 October 1986, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Overland Park, Johnson, Kansas, United States.

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Robert Gene Young
Wallurga Kruger
Marriage: 27 August 1966

Sources (10)

  • Robert G Young, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Robert Gene Young, "Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Robert Gene Young, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


Kansas was part of the Dust Bowl during the great depression of the 1930's.

1944 · The G.I Bill

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, Scottish, and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English yong ‘young’ (Old English geong), used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically, father and son). In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. In Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland this was widely used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic nickname Og ‘young’; see Ogg . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘young’ or similar, notably German Jung , Dutch Jong and De Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .

Americanized form of Swedish Ljung: topographic or an ornamental name from ljung ‘(field of) heather’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Ljungby.

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

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