Robert Henry Willis

14 January 1916–28 June 1977 (Age 61)
Gunter, Grayson, Texas, United States

The Life of Robert Henry

When Robert Henry Willis was born on 14 January 1916, in Gunter, Grayson, Texas, United States, his father, James Ernest Willis Senior, was 29 and his mother, Emily Rachel Johnson, was 33. He married Loretta Byrom on 11 May 1935, in Prosper, Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 28 June 1977, in McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Henry Willis
Loretta Byrom
Marriage: 11 May 1935
Jimmy Robert Willis

Spouse and Children

11 May 1935
Prosper, Collin, Texas, United States


    Jimmy Robert Willis


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 13

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • R H Willis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Willis in household of Ernest J Willis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Willis in household of J Ernest Willis, "United States Census, 1930"

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