Billy Joe Hastings

19 May 1927–17 February 2002 (Age 74)
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of Billy Joe

When Billy Joe Hastings was born on 19 May 1927, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, his father, Alexander Washington Hastings, was 36 and his mother, Lillie Mae Hayes, was 32. He had at least 1 daughter with Helen Ruth Nave. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 17 February 2002, in Henderson, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Billy Joe Hastings
Helen Ruth Nave
Phyllis Ann Hastings

Spouse and Children



    Phyllis Ann Hastings


Parents and Siblings



    Alexander Jerome Hastings


    Martha May Hastings


    Margaret Jean Hastings



    Patsy Ruth Hastings


World Events (8)


Age 2

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 2

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.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from Hastings, a place in Sussex, on the south coast of England, near which the English army was defeated by the Normans in 1066 . It is named from Old English Hǣstingas ‘people of Hǣsta’. The surname was taken to Scotland under William the Lion in the latter part of the 12th century. It also assimilated some instances of the native Scottish surname Harestane ( see Hairston ).2 English: variant of Hasting .3 Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistín ‘descendant of Oistín’, the Gaelic form of Augustine ( see Austin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Billie J Hastings in household of Alex W Hastings, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Billy Joe Hastings in household of Alex W Hastings, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Billy Joe Hastings in entry for Helen Ruth Hastings, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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