Johnny Joe Willey

17 March 1922–30 April 1995 (Age 73)
Grenville, Union, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Johnny Joe

When Johnny Joe Willey was born on 17 March 1922, in Grenville, Union, New Mexico, United States, his father, John Brown/Bowen Willey, was 37 and his mother, Julia Katherine "Kitty" Clason, was 34. He married Jane Eva Brannan on 26 July 1942, in Stratford, Sherman, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Ochiltree, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 4, Sherman, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 30 April 1995, in Stratford, Sherman, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Stratford Cemetery, Stratford, Sherman, Texas, United States.

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Johnny Joe Willey
Jane Eva Brannan
Marriage: 26 July 1942
Wesley Jay Willey

Spouse and Children

26 July 1942
Stratford, Sherman, Texas, United States


    Wesley Jay Willey


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 1

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of various places so named. Those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; one in Devon probably has Old English wīðig ‘willow’ as the first element, while one in Surrey has Old English wēoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’. 2. variant spelling of Willy 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johnny Joe Willey in household of John B Willey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Johnny J Willey in household of John B Willey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Johnny Joe Willey in entry for Mr Wesley Jay Willey, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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