William Lewis Price

Brief Life History of William Lewis

When William Lewis Price was born on 26 December 1929, in Bells, Grayson, Texas, United States, his father, Andie Lewis Price Sr, was 27 and his mother, Mamie Jewel Hensley, was 25. He had at least 1 son with Avis Loretta Ferguson. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1940 and Greenville, Hunt, Texas, United States in 1950. He died on 27 April 1985, in Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville, Hunt, Texas, United States.

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William Lewis Price
Avis Loretta Ferguson
Phillip Joe Price

Sources (11)

  • William L Price, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Unknown, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • William Lewis Price, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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1944 · The G.I Bill

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.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reece ). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

English: nickname from Middle English, Old French pris ‘excellent, noble, highly valued (person)’.

Americanized form of Jewish Preuss or Preis .

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

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