Robert James Womack

20 November 1919–12 February 1988 (Age 68)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert James

When Robert James Womack was born on 20 November 1919, in Virginia, United States, his father, Frank Irving Womack, was 30 and his mother, Edna Belle Toney, was 23. He married Helen Frances Shelton on 16 March 1940, in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. He died on 12 February 1988, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in East Peoria, Tazewell, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert James Womack
Bessie Lee Ahart
Marriage: 11 September 1944

Spouse and Children

11 September 1944

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Irving Womack


    Edna Belle Toney




    John Irving Womack



    Joseph Gilmore Womack


    Harry Lee Womack



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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.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 1

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. The surname is well established in England (Yorkshire and Norfolk) as well as North America, and there is a Womack Water in Norfolk, but the name remains unexplained. It may possibly be connected with Dutch Walmack, from Middle Dutch walmac(k)e ‘twig’, ‘faggot’, applied as a nickname for a thin person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Womack in entry for Bessie L Womack, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Robert Womack, "Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times", 1914-2007"
  • Robert James Womack, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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