Donald Roy Winchell

11 November 1921–3 May 2008 (Age 86)
Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Donald Roy

When Donald Roy Winchell was born on 11 November 1921, in Michigan, United States, his father, Roy S. Winchell, was 35 and his mother, Nora Mae Ross, was 39. He married Elizabeth Louise Frederick in September 0011, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Mesick, Wexford, Michigan, United States in 2008. He died on 3 May 2008, in Wexford Township, Wexford, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86.

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 2
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo
Age 7
"The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, """"He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them."
1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 23
The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: from Old English wencel ‘child’, perhaps used to distinguish a son from his father with the same personal name or perhaps a nickname for a person with a baby face or childlike manner.Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.Americanized form of Jewish Winschel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donald Winchell in household of Roy Winchell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald Roy Winchell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Donald Roy - Winchell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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