Bert Lynn Wills

10 December 1890–14 November 1952 (Age 61)
Jackson, Louisiana, United States

The Life Summary of Bert Lynn

When Bert Lynn Wills was born on 10 December 1890, in Jackson, Louisiana, United States, his father, William David Wills, was 44 and his mother, Hallie Elizabeth Johnson, was 40. He married Helen R Rockey on 12 September 1919, in Algiers, Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He lived in Ward Five, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, United States in 1900 and Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 14 November 1952, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Saint Francisville, West Feliciana, Louisiana, United States.

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Bert Lynn Wills
Helen R Rockey
Marriage: 12 September 1919

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 6
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
Age 14
St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1907 · Not for profit elections
Age 17
The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Will .2 German: patronymic from any of the Germanic personal names beginning with wil ‘will’, ‘desire’.

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

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Sources (12)

  • Bert Wills, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bertie Wills in household of William D Wills, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bert L Wills, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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