William Oscar Pingleton

Brief Life History of William Oscar

When William Oscar Pingleton was born on 7 June 1933, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States, his father, Oliver Lee Pingleton, was 30 and his mother, Grace Ellen Damrell, was 26. He married Lucille Ball on 7 June 1953, in Berea, Madison, Kentucky, United States. He died on 17 August 1991, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Paint Lick, Garrard, Kentucky, United States.

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William Oscar Pingleton
1933–1991
Lucille Ball
1934–2008
Marriage: 7 June 1953

Sources (12)

  • Oscar Pingleton in household of Oliver Pingleton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William O Pingleton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William O Pingleton, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

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.

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

1949 · NATO is Established

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentifiedplace. This might be Pinglestone Farm in Hampshire.

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

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