Eugene Cernan

Eugene Andrew Cernan (1934 - 2017)

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Eugene Andrew Cernan
Born in Bellwood, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Brother of [private sister (1920s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
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Died in Houston, Harris, Texas, United Statesmap
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Biography

Parents: Andrew Cernan and Rose Cihlar. He has one sister, Dolores Cernan.

Eugene Cernan is a retired American naval officer and aviator, fighter pilot, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut. Duting his Navy career, he was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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He has been to space three times, Gemini 9 (with Tom Stafford), Apollo 10 (with Tom Stafford and John Young) and Apollo 17 (with Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt). On the Apollo 17 mission he became the eleventh person to walk on the moon and is currently the last person to have walked on the moon.

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During his NASA career, he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and two NASA Distinguished Service Medals. [1]

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He was previously married to Barbara J. Atchley (6 May 1961 to 7 Jul 1981)

He was married to Jan Nanna (maiden name believed to be Jones) at the time of his death. They had 3 daughters together. ("Cernan is survived by his wife, Jan Nanna Cernan, his daughter and son-in-law, Tracy Cernan Woolie and Marion Woolie, step-daughters Kelly Nanna Taff and husband, Michael, and Danielle Nanna Ellis and nine grandchildren.")[2]

Research Notes

According to Geni, Elizabeth Martha (Haygood) Kerr was the second great-grandmother of Gene's first wife.

Sources

  1. Agency Awards Historical Recipient List
  2. nasa.gov Family Statement Regarding the Passing of Apollo Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on the Moon
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW46-SSG : accessed 18 January 2017), Eugene Cernan in household of Andrew G Cernan, Maywood, Proviso Township, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16-439, sheet 18A, line 7, family 358, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 787.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV57-4PL5 : 10 September 2016), Eugene Cernan in entry for Mrs Rose A Cernan, Illinois, United States, 09 Jul 1991; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing , born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRP-D62P : 20 July 2016), Eugene A Cernan in entry for Mrs Rose A Cernan, Illinois, United States, 09 Jul 1991; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Chicago Sun-Times, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRP-D6YR : 20 July 2016), Eugene Cernan in entry for Mrs Rose A Cernan, Illinois, United States, 14 Jul 1991; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Chicago Sun-Times, born-digital text.
  • "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6PW-MZV : 27 November 2014), Eugene A Cernan and Barbara J Atchley, 06 May 1961; from "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing San Diego, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
  • "Texas Divorce Index, 1968-2010," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYF3-S56 : 12 December 2014), Eugene A Cernan and Barbara J Cernan, 07 Jul 1981; from "Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Harris, Texas, United States, certificate number 049212, Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KPW7-DXZ : 22 May 2014), Eugene A Cernan, Residence, Houston, Texas, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KPW7-DNQ : 22 May 2014), Eugene Andrew Cernan, Residence, Webster, Texas, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KPWC-18R : 22 May 2014), Gene Cernan, Residence, Houston, Texas, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ2M-TQ2W : 16 May 2014), Eugene A Cernan, Residence, Kerrville, Texas, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ2M-TC72 : 16 May 2014), Eugene A Cernan, Residence, Kerrville, Texas, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPB-P2NZ : accessed 18 January 2017), Gene Cernan in entry for Mr Patrick R Or Pat Jones, 1996; citing Allegan, , , United States, various offices and archives, Michigan.

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Privacy is yellow. He died January 16, 2017.
posted by John Voltz Jr

Eugene is 25 degrees from Donald Howard, 19 degrees from Julia Howe and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.