Bennie Jack Richey

12 October 1942–1 January 2011 (Age 68)
Rockwall, Texas, United States

The Life of Bennie Jack

When Bennie Jack Richey was born on 12 October 1942, in Rockwall, Texas, United States, his father, Sam Houston Richey, was 40 and his mother, Fayma Imogene Williams, was 39. He died on 1 January 2011, in West Wendover, Elko, Nevada, United States, at the age of 68.

Photos & Memories (4)

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Family Time Line

Sam Houston Richey
Fayma Imogene Williams
Leola Richey
H. Leland Richey
Mildred Earline Richey
Betty Jean Richey
Sammy Ray Richey
Peggy Sue Richey
Ida Lou Richey
Bennie Jack Richey

Parents and Siblings

    Sam Houston Richey


    Fayma Imogene Williams




    Leola Richey


    H. Leland Richey



    Betty Jean Richey



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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 7

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 19

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rīc ‘power(ful)’ ( see Reich ), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from rīc + suffix -heit ‘way of being’.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiche or Ritsche ( see Ritchey 2).3 English and northern Irish: variant spelling of Ritchie .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bennte Jack Richey in entry for Fayma I Richey, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Bennie Jack Richie, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • Bennie Jack Richie, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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