William Joe Hatfield

25 September 1951–11 February 1994 (Age 42)
Orange, Texas, United States

The Life of William Joe

William Joe Hatfield was born on 25 September 1951, in Orange, Texas, United States. He died on 11 February 1994, at the age of 42.

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World Events (3)

1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 3

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 4

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 4

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire and central England): habitational name from any of the various places named Hatfield, for example in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Hertfordshire, and Essex, from Old English hǣð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’.

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

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