W C. "Billy" Colvard

Brief Life History of W C. "Billy"

When W C. "Billy" Colvard was born on 28 December 1923, in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Decator Maxwell Colvard, was 32 and his mother, Nola Adis West, was 29. He lived in Township 8, Craig, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 29 June 1988, in Pinole, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 64.

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Decator Maxwell Colvard
Nola Adis West
Harold Decatur Colvard
Jodie Woodrow Colvard
Paul West Colvard
Jack Decatur Colvard
W C. "Billy" Colvard
Eugene Emmett Colvard
Norma Jean Colvard

Sources (13)

  • Billie Colvard in household of D M Colvard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W C Colvard, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • W C Colvard, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: altered form of Calvert .

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

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