Estelle Wills

Female25 January 1919–20 January 2011

Brief Life History of Estelle

Estelle Wills was born on 25 January 1919. She married Bernard Edwin Fletcher on 16 June 1941, in Duval, Florida, United States. She died on 20 January 2011, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Dawson, Terrell, Georgia, United States.

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Bernard Edwin Fletcher
Estelle Wills
Marriage: 16 June 1941

Sources (4)

  • Estelle Wills, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"
  • Estelle Wills Fletcher, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Estelle Wills, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1941Duval, Florida, United States
  • World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

    Age 3

    The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 25

    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 and German: variant of Will with genitival -s.

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

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