Billy Randell Quattlebaum

4 January 1954–4 July 1970 (Age 16)
Dale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Billy Randell

When Billy Randell Quattlebaum was born on 4 January 1954, in Dale, Alabama, United States, his father, Shellie Thomas Quattlebaum, was 32 and his mother, Myrtice Mae Williams, was 28. He died on 4 July 1970, in Houston, Alabama, United States, at the age of 16.

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Family Time Line

Shellie Thomas Quattlebaum
1921–1999
Myrtice Mae Williams
1925–2012
James Sterling Quattlebaum
1944–2004
William Don Quattlebaum
1947–1999
Billy Randell Quattlebaum
1954–1970
Kathy Darlean Quattlebaum
1956–2008

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World Events (3)

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 1

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 1

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.
1961 · The Freedom Riders

Age 7

Civil rights activists known as The Freedom Riders rode buses into segregated southern states to ensure the Supreme Court’s ruling that segregated public buses were unconstitutional was being upheld. The first Freedom Ride left from Washington D.C. on May 4, 1961, and traveled to New Orleans. One bus arrived in Birmingham on May 14 and was met by a white mob. The mob attacked the bus, slashed the tires, broke the windows, and threw a bomb onto the bus. The Freedom Riders barely escaped the flames. The Freedom Riders continued on and encountered segregation and violence and brought national attention to disregard of federal laws in the South.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Quattelbaum, probably a topographic name from Middle Low German quattele ‘quail’ + bōm ‘tree’.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Billy Randell Quattlebaum - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth: 4 January 1954; Dale, Alabama, United States

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