Evelyn Pritchett

1924–1995 (Age 71)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Evelyn

When Evelyn Pritchett was born on 20 March 1924, in Alabama, United States, her father, James Woodie Pritchett, was 26 and her mother, Wilma Hurt, was 23. She had at least 2 sons with William Thomas Walters Sr. She lived in Sweet Water, Marengo, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 October 1995, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Nanafalia, Marengo, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Evelyn Pritchett
1924–1995
William Thomas Walters Sr
1922–1999
William Thomas Walters Jr.
1945–2012
Marcus Ivey Walters
1948–2020

Spouse & Children

children

(2)

  • William Thomas Walters Jr.

    Male1945–2012Male

  • Marcus Ivey Walters

    Male1948–2020Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 17

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard ’. Compare Pritchard .2 English (Midlands): from a diminutive of Middle English prik(e), prich ‘point’, ‘prick’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any of various pointed instruments, or a nickname for a tall, thin man.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Evelyn Pritchett in household of Woodie Pritchett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Evelyn Pritchett in household of James W Pritchett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Evelyn Walters in entry for Clifford Thomas Pritchett, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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