Roy Junior Pettis

13 July 1924–5 December 2008 (Age 84)
Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia, United States

The Life of Roy Junior

When Roy Junior Pettis was born on 13 July 1924, his father, Roy Eugene Pettis, was 32 and his mother, Lillie May Echols, was 28. He lived in District 530, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1940 and Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1995. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 5 December 2008, at the age of 84, and was buried in Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia, United States.

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Roy Junior Pettis
Dorothy Louise Parr

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    Dorothy Louise Parr


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    Roy Eugene Pettis


    Lillie May Echols




World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 18

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

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

English: From the possessive or plural form of Middle English pytte, pitte ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Pett in East Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roy Pettis in household of Harry G Welch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Junior Pettis, "Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Roy Junior Pettis, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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