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CDR McMurray Gaines

Male 1920 - 2011  (91 years)


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  • Name McMurray Gaines 
    Veterans: World War II
    Veterans: World War II
    Title CDR 
    Born 23 Jul 1920  Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Aug 2011  Marietta, Cobb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Obituary
      The Tennessean
      11 Aug 2011

      GAINES, JR., McMURRAY World War II Veteran and Retired AT&T Manager. The Memorial service and burial for McMurray Gaines, Jr., a retired US Navy Commander and former Engineering Manager of AT&T will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN on August 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. Mr. Gaines, age 91, died of natural causes in Atlanta, GA on August 7, 2011. Born and educated in Nashville, Mr. Gaines was a great-grandson of former Tennessee Governor Neill S. Brown, and a direct descendent of Colonel John Donelson, one of the founders of Nashville. After graduating from Vanderbilt University in 1943 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he volunteered for military service and was commissioned as an Ensign in the Naval Reserve. He completed advanced training in radio and radar techniques at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was assigned duty with Naval Air Forces in the Pacific theater. Mr. Gaines was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a member of the Naval Reserve Association, and a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Surviving are his sister, Mary Gaines Beauchamp of Raleigh, NC; nephew, Dr. David Gaines Beauchamp of Wilmington, NC; and great nieces and nephews. H.M. PATTERSON & SON ARLINGTON CHAPEL, Sandy Springs, GA (404) 851-9900.
    Buried Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave Memorial for CDR McMurray Gaines
    Findagrave Memorial for CDR McMurray Gaines
    Created by: Gram
    Record added: Sep 14, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 76520938
    Person ID I13888  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2015 

    Father McMurray Gaines,   b. 4 Jul 1893,   d. 26 Apr 1937, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Joyce Donelson,   b. 23 Sep 1893, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1956, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F4189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1920 - Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 2011 - Marietta, Cobb, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S016512] Social Security Death Index , (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration).