James Robert Wills

28 December 1928–14 September 2003 (Age 74)
Nueces Land District, Texas, United States

The Life of James Robert

When James Robert Wills was born on 28 December 1928, in Nueces Land District, Texas, United States, his father, Edward Kirk Wills, was 35 and his mother, Addie Mae Rice, was 29. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Nueces, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 14 September 2003, in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Navarro, Texas, United States.

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James Robert Wills
Billie Lou Windsor

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    Addie Mae Rice




World Events (8)


Age 1

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 1

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Jimmie Wills in household of E K Wills, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jimmie Rob Wills, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Jim Rob Wills in entry for Jimmie Lou Wills, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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