Huey Lawrence Wall

Brief Life History of Huey Lawrence

When Huey Lawrence Wall was born on 19 March 1931, in Springfield, Livingston, Louisiana, United States, his father, Norman Edward Barnum, was 42 and his mother, Haydee Smiley, was 42. He married Betty York in 1966, in Jena, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States. He lived in Police Jury Ward 6, Livingston, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 16 April 1977, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Livingston, Louisiana, United States.

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Huey Lawrence Wall
Betty York
Marriage: 1966

Sources (11)

  • Huey L Wall in household of Thomas J Wall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Huey Wall, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Huey L Wall in entry for Alice Smiley Wall, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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1944 · The G.I Bill

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: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Middle English wall ‘wall’, Old English wall, weall, from Latin vallum ‘rampart, palisade’), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Wall (Staffordshire).

English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).

Irish (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of de Valle (Gaelicized form de Bhál), the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

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

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