Hollis Mendell Vinson

1932–7 January 2003 (Age 71)
Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA

The Life of Hollis Mendell

When Hollis Mendell Vinson was born in 1932, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Hollis H Vinson, was 24 and his mother, Ethel Deese, was 20. He lived in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1935 and Pageland Township, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 7 January 2003, at the age of 71.

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Hollis H Vinson
Ethel Deese
Hollis Mendell Vinson
Billy Ross Vinson
Jo Anne Vinson
Jerry Vinson

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 8

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.
1949 · Briggs vs. Elliot

Age 17

Briggs v Elliot is filed with the federal court in South Carolina. The idea is that parents of African American students want bus transportation for their students. This request is later combined with Brown v the Board of Education case.
1951 · Anti-Lynching Law

Age 19

In 1951, after Willie Earle is dragged from jail and gunned down by a mob, South Carolina puts into action an anti-lynching law.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Vincent .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Hollis M Vinson in household of Hollis Vinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hollis Mendel Vinson Sr in entry for Mrs Ethel Deese Vinson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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