Billy Ray Hurd

7 February 1925–2 February 1969 (Age 44)
Haskell, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Billy Ray

When Billy Ray Hurd was born on 7 February 1925, in Haskell, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Herbert Hurd, was 20 and his mother, Otto Elizabeth Ashworth, was 22. He died on 2 February 1969, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 43.

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Billy Ray Hurd
1925–1969
Mary Ellen Manor
1928–1979

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1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 12

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands): variant spelling of Heard .

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

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