William Carl McCollum Jr

13 July 1926–19 July 2001 (Age 75)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

The Life 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 12 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.

Photos & Memories (2)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Carl McCollum Jr
Ida Lorraine Sheppard
Marriage: 12 November 1955

Spouse and Children

12 November 1955
Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Betty Lou McCollum


    Ernest Newton McCollum


World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 15

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

Age 21

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

Northern Irish: 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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Billy Mccollum in household of Newton Mccollum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W C Mccollum in household of W C Mccollum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Carl McCollum, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.