William Farley Whisnant Sr.

24 June 1918–23 December 1985 (Age 67)
Catawba, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Farley

When William Farley Whisnant Sr. was born on 24 June 1918, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States, his father, Wade Lawrence Whisnant, was 40 and his mother, Carrie Gertrude Baker, was 40. He married Cordelia Dorothy Revis on 12 June 1942, in North Carolina, United States. He lived in Burke, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 23 December 1985, in Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Vale, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States.

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William Farley Whisnant Sr.
Cordelia Dorothy Revis
Marriage: 12 June 1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1942North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
    1920 · Women Get the Vote
    Age 2
    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.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 19
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Variant of Whisenant .

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Bill Whisnant in household of Ed Hern, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Billy Whisnant in household of Wade L Whisnant, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Unknown, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"

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