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Joyce Eunice Hennock (1917 - 1944)

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Joyce Eunice Hennock
1917 - 1944
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1917
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1944
Prahran, Australia
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Prahran, Australia
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Joyce Eunice Hennock was born in 1917. She is the child of Spencer Arch Gordon Hennock and Lily Brennan Hennock. She died in 1944 in Prahran, Australia at age 27.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Joyce Eunice Hennock passed away in 1944 in Prahran, Australia at 27 years old. She was born in 1917. She is the child of Spencer Arch Gordon Hennock and Lily Brennan Hennock.
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In 1917, in the year that Joyce Eunice Hennock was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1920, Joyce was only 3 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1923, at the age of only 6 years old, Joyce was alive when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1937, she was 20 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1944, in the year of Joyce Eunice Hennock's passing, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

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