John W Hardigree (1919 - 2001)

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John W Hardigree
1919 - 2001
May 10, 1919
Barrow County, Georgia, United States
June 6, 2001
Winder, Barrow County, Georgia, 30680, United States
Other Names
John William Hardigree, Willie
John W Hardigree of Winder, Barrow County, Georgia was born on May 10, 1919, and died at age 82 years old on June 6, 2001 in Winder. John Hardigree was buried at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder.
Updated: January 24, 2023
Biography ID: 41997631

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John William "Willie" Hardigree was born to John William Caruthers Hardigree (1893 - 1957) and Willie Mae Fincher (1902 - 1990). He had siblings James, Lillian, Robert Lee, Harold, Herbert, Joel, Lydia, Annie, Lindsay, Louise, Evelyn, (private) Hardigree and an infant boy who died in 1937.

John Hardigree married Geraldine Lavada about 1940 and they had two children: daughter Janice Fay Hardigree 91958 - 2016) and a son, (private) Hardigree.

He served as a private in the United States Army.
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Winder, Barrow County, Georgia 30680
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May 10, 1919
Barrow County, Georgia United States
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When he filled out his WW11 draft registration, John was working for the WPA Project.

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Willie was a private in the United States Army.
June 6, 2001
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Winder, Barrow County, Georgia 30680, United States
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Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder, Barrow County, Georgia
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John Hardigree passed away at age 82 years old on June 6, 2001 in Winder, and was buried at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder. John W Hardigree of Winder, Barrow County, Georgia was born on May 10, 1919.

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John W Hardigree lived 12 years longer than the average Hardigree family member when he died at the age of 82.
The average age of a Hardigree family member is 70.

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In 1919, in the year that John W Hardigree was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1948, when he was 29 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1955, he was 36 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1969, he was 50 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1981, John was 62 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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