Robert Eugene Willard

28 February 1922–July 1981 (Age 59)
Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Eugene

When Robert Eugene Willard was born on 28 February 1922, in Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Orville Leonard Willard, was 29 and his mother, Vera Marie Whitman, was 29. He married Norma Lee Mann on 12 December 1964. He lived in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died in July 1981, in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Exeter, Tulare, California, United States.

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Robert Eugene Willard
Anna Louise Wilson
Daniel Ray Willard

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 1
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple
Age 15
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
Age 19
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex, Kent, and Surrey): from the Middle English personal name Willard, representing either Old English Wilheard or Old French Willard (ancient Germanic Willihard), the source of both of which consists of elements meaning ‘will, desire’ + ‘hardy, brave’. The name may also derive from the Middle English personal name Withelard, shortened to Willard (Old French, ancient Germanic Widelard).German: variant of Willhardt (see Willert ) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.History: Simon Willard (1605–76) came from Horsmonden, Kent, England, to Boston, MA, in 1634. In that year he became one of the founders of Cambridge, MA, and the following year (1635) was a founder of Concord, MA. Twenty years later, in 1659, he was a founder of Lancaster, MA. Simon Willard was involved in numerous confrontations with the Native Americans, in particular in ‘King Philip's War’ of 1675–76. He had seventeen children and was the ancestor of many prominent Americans.

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

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  • Robert Eugene Willard, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Robert Willard in household of Vera M Fawcett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Eugene Willard, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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