William Aurther Couch

22 August 1935–31 August 1998 (Age 63)
Nowata, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States

The Life Summary of William Aurther

William Aurther Couch was born on 22 August 1935, in Nowata, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States. He died on 31 August 1998, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 63.

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World Events (3)

1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 2
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1941
Age 6
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers
Age 6
Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Name Meaning

1 Cornish and Welsh: nickname for a red-haired man, from cough, coch ‘red(-haired)’. Compare Gough .2 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of beds or bedding, or perhaps a nickname for a lazy man, from Middle English, Old French couche ‘bed’, a derivative of Old French coucher ‘to lay down’, Latin collocare ‘to place’.

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

Possible Related Names

Gough
Couchman

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