Willard E. Wills

7 February 1907–3 January 1989 (Age 81)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

The Life of Willard E.

When Willard E. Wills was born on 7 February 1907, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, his father, Pinkney M. Wills, was 26 and his mother, Lulu May Drum, was 20. He lived in Apple Creek, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 3 January 1989, in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Russell Heights Cemetery, Byrd Township, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States.

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Pinkney M. Wills
Lulu May Drum
Willard E. Wills
Clarence B. Wills
Joseph "Joe" H. Wills
Audra Frances "Tick" Wills

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 (3)

  • Williard E Wills in household of Priest Wills, Sr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willard E Will in household of Marion C Drum, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willard Wills in household of Pink Wills, "United States Census, 1940"

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