William Carl McCollum Jr

Brief Life History of William Carl

When William Carl McCollum Jr was born on 13 July 1926, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Carl McCollum, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Louise Mohr, was 22. He married Ida Lorraine Sheppard on 19 November 1955, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States. He died on 19 July 2001, in Clovis, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fresno Memorial Gardens, Fresno, Fresno, California, United States.

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William Carl McCollum Jr
Ida Lorraine Sheppard
Marriage: 19 November 1955

Sources (12)

  • Billy Mccollum in household of Newton Mccollum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Carl McCollum - Government record: Social Security record: birth-name: William Carl McCollum
  • William C Mccollum, "Idaho, Marriage Index, 1947-1961"

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Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim ‘son of Colum’. See McCallum , which is the usual spelling of this name in Scotland.

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

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